Jennifer S.B. Calienes is an independent consultant and senior advisor for the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University, where she served as founding director (2004–14). At MANCC, she supported the work of over 65 contemporary choreographers and dance companies though multi-week research and development residencies. From 1999–2004, Calienes was program manager for the National Dance Project, a program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, which supports the production and distribution of dance in the United States. She is an active advocate for contemporary artists and the support of new work, and has served as a panelist, chair and facilitator for programs at The MAP Fund, the National Endowment for the Arts, and United States Artists. Calienes is also a founding partner of the Hatchery Project, a multi-year, multi-site developmental residency initiative between MANCC, Vermont Performance Lab, Chocolate Factory (NY) and RED Arts Projects (PA). She served as the chair of the Center’s dance panel in both 2011 and 2012, and also acted as a LOI panelist during those years. Most recently, she served as a 2014 LOI panelist in Performance.
The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance created a full-time controller position to manage a wide range of departments.
Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original modern flamenco works.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble created new costumes and re-orchestrated the music for the company’s Carpathian dances.
Congolese dancer Faustin Linyekula is a leading contemporary African choreographer and the founder of Studios Kabako.
As part of its public art project The Village will hold a series of open mics hosted by artist-in-residence Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh.
David Levine is an artist working in theater, performance, video, and photography. In 2015, Levine served as an LOI panelist in Performance.
Visiting scholar and performance curator Kristy Edmunds describes how she approaches risk in the context of her curatorial work.
Limor Tomer is the General Manager of Concerts & Lectures and a curator of performance at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
During a recent conversation at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, our visiting scholar Kristy Edmunds asked Philip Bither about making curatorial choices that lead to dynamic artistic experiences for audiences.
The world premiere of composer Ludwig’s song cycle for soprano, presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, will channel the voice and inner life of an imagined medieval “anchoress,” bridging Renaissance and contemporary musical languages.
EgoPo Classic Theater transforms classic theater and literature into provocative performances, placing equal emphasis on text, vocals, and movement. Its
Carol Antrom is a musician and a 1999 Pew Fellow.