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.
Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.
Composer Phil Kline and choreographer Wally Cardona presented a new site-specific work at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Artifact Suite by choreographer William Forsythe features 29 dancers in choreography that pushes them beyond their perceived physical limits, demanding sharp timing, precise syncopation, and coordination.
As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work in music, dance, spoken word, and theater.
As part of the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center welcomes Congolese dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula.
What inspires our imaginations and catalyzes our creativity? As we bid farewell to 2014, we asked members of our cultural community to share something that inspired them this year.
Chris joined Portland Center Stage as artistic director in May 2000. Before coming to Portland, he was artistic director at Actor’s Express in Atlanta, a company he co-founded in 1988.
The Wilma Theater produced the U.S. premiere of Tadeusz Słobodzianek’a play, which, beginning in a Polish primary-school classroom in 1925, follows 10 students—five Catholics and five Jews—over 80 years.
Todd Noe is a sculptor and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Michael Kiley is a composer, sound designer, performer, and educator working in dance, theater, and public installation.
Five Pew Fellows have been awarded artist residencies in 2015, supported by the Center’s ongoing partnership with the Alliance of Artists Communities.