Jaye Allison

Philadelphia tap dancer and founder of Philly Tap Challenge, an annual tap festival, Jaye Allison has performed and choreographed with local dance companies such as Philadanco, Philadelphia Civic Ballet Company, and Dancefusion, among others. Her work in the tap genre has been vital in keeping Philadelphia’s rich tap legacy in the public eye. Ms. Allison’s teaching has been another important contribution to regional dance training.

References

Germaine Ingram, a 2010 Pew Fellow, collaborated with improvisational dancer and choreographer Leah Stein in a year-long laboratory to explore rhythm and improvisation practices.

Grants & Grantees

This multidisciplinary chamber opera for mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke and string quartet will focus on the experience of childhood and feature a mechanical, electronic sound-generating sculpture that will grow from a small music box into a seven-foot tall object as the performance unfolds, creating a riveting visual and musical experience.

This paper by Indonesian dance scholar Sal Murgiyanto was originally presented at “Traces of Tradition,” a panel discussion held at the International Dance Conference, August 1-4, 2004.

The oldest art museum and school in the United States—founded in 1805—the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts includes among its notable faculty and alumni Mary Cassatt and David Lynch.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Hema Rajagopalan is a bharata natyam dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and the founder and artistic director of Natya Dance Theatre, a professional touring company and school that has specialized in bharata natyam for the past 40 years. Rajagopalan served as a 2015 LOI panelist in Performance.

As we near the end of 2015, we invited Center colleagues, collaborators, and grantees to share a memorable and inspiring cultural experience.

Grants & Grantees

As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Claudia Rankine is the author of four collections of poetry, including Don’t Let Me Be Lonely and Nothing in Nature is Private, which received the Cleveland State Poetry Prize.

The Institute of Contemporary Art presents a performance of Pew Fellow Jumatatu Poe’s Let ‘im Move You, organized by Danielle Goldman.

To acquaint Philadelphia dancers with Trisha Brown’s explorations, a series of free classes and workshops will be offered at area Universities and art spaces.

Grants & Grantees

William Smith is a visual artist and a 2001 Pew Fellow.