José Luis Bustamante is the former artistic director of Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks, and currently serves as Department Chair of Dance at Austin Community College. His work has been commissioned by Ballet Austin, Cleveland’s Repertory Project, Florida State University, and the University of Texas at Austin, among others. He served as a dance panelist at the Center from 2010–12 as well as a dance LOI panelist in 2011 and 2012.
Dedicated to supporting and promoting Latin American culture, Raices Culturales LatinoAmericanas produces a variety of community programs and cultural showcases.
The Institute of Contemporary Art set about organizing the first posthumous survey on the art of Jason Rhoades, consulting with the artist’s colleagues and collectors.
Brenda Dixon Gottschild’s Center-supported book on Joan Myers Brown received a great deal of media attention upon its release.
Roddy Bogawa’s work is known for its investigation of history and culture via lyrical lo-fi means and innovative narrative structures.
Anna Weesner is an award-winning composer and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
“There is a hunger for a conversation about process,” says dancer and choreographer Tania Isaac, when asked about changes in audience expectations.
Choreographer Nichole Canuso and her ensemble will engage in an interdisciplinary discovery process with an oral historian, a writer, and a vocal teacher to develop new performance techniques that integrate movement, voice, and personal history.
Leading hip-hop artist Raphael Xavier brought together masterful street performers, extreme BMX riders, acrobatic contortionists, and live music by saxophonist and composer Bobby Zankel for a contemporary circus-style performance in City Hall’s courtyard that paid tribute to the soul of the urban street.
Supporting, documenting and presenting Philadelphia area folk arts, the Philadelphia Folklore Project is committed to sustaining community cultural knowledge.
Janine Antoni creates work in performance art, sculpture, and photography.
John Blake, Jr. (1947–2014, Pew Fellow, 2010) took his inspiration as a contemporary jazz violinist and composer from some of the genre’s greats.
Pew Fellow and choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace created Store, a site-specific dance work performed inside an abandoned megastore.