Jean Isaacs is the artistic director of San Diego Dance Theater and the founder of Trolley Dances. Although creating concert modern dance is her first love, she also works frequently in theater, opera, and as a dance educator. She served as a Center dance panelist in 2009.
Claudia La Rocco’s work frequently revolves around interdisciplinary collaborations and performances. A faculty member of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, La Rocco also teaches at Stanford University.
The Eleone Dance Theatre produced Americana in collaboration with former members of the Katherine Dunham Dance Company.
A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78 is a dynamic reexamination of the early dances of one of America’s most influential contemporary choreographers. In this excerpt from the forthcoming multimedia online publication, dance critic and historian Suzanne Carbonneau reflects on beauty as refusal in Childs’ work.
Ain Gordon, the Center’s 2011–13 Visiting Artist, spoke with choreographer and director Merián Soto about her Center-supported piece, SoMoS.
Philadanco reconstructed Bad Blood, a highly physical and seldom-performed piece by Ulysses Dove, which premiered at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in April 2014.
Christoph Cox is Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College. He is the author of Nietzsche: Naturalism and Interpretation (California, 1999), and co-editor of Realism Materialism Art (Sternberg, 2015) and Audio Culture: Readings in Modern Music (Continuum, 2004).
Pieranna Cavalchini is the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum’s Curator of Contemporary Art, where she has organized over 20 exhibitions.
The William Way LGBT Community Center is a non-profit organization serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender populations of Philadelphia and its nearby communities.
As artistic director of Philadelphia’s Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble, Lewyckyj oversees performances that combine Ukrainian and American dance aesthetics.
Vera Nakonechny, a 2008 Pew Fellow, is a Ukrainian embroiderer, bead worker, and weaver.
During this interactive session with festival educational curator Michelle Heffner Hayes, Ph.D., participants will learn how to view and listen to a traditional flamenco concert.
Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”