Judy Hussie-Taylor has served as Executive Director of Danspace Project, a New York City venue for independent experimental choreographers, since 2008. Her theme-based Platform series there has mobilized artists as advocates and curators for a great range of dialogues within the field. The former Executive Director of the nationally acclaimed Colorado Dance Festival, she has also served as Artistic Director for theater programs at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver. She taught in the department of art and art history at the University of Colorado Boulder and was director of the department’s prestigious visiting artist program. Through her work at CDF, she participated in the National Performance Network and the National Dance Project. She has been a consultant for the National Dance Project’s Regional Dance Development Initiative and Contemporary Art Centers Initiative. Hussie-Taylor served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2012 and 2013, a Performance LOI panelist in 2014, and as the Performance panel chair in 2015.
Philadelphia choreographer Nichole Canuso presents a solo performance, originally Center-funded, that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.
Cynthia Mayeda has been the deputy director for institutional advancement at the Brooklyn Museum since 1998.
Contemporary Renaissance man, 2011 Pew Fellow, and “idea factory” Jorge Cousineau counts set design, lighting design, videography, and music composition among his talents.
Choreographer Susan Rethorst visited the Center to speak with Pew Fellows about her work and process.
Dr. Melissa Chiu is the director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery in Washington, DC.
David Lang is one of America’s most performed composers, with an extensive catalog that includes opera, orchestra, chamber, and solo works.
Murphy makes up one half of the artist duo Megawords, along with Anthony Smyrski. Megawords is well known throughout Philadelphia for installations that are equal parts gathering space, artist studio, and storefront.
The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is an evening-length autobiographical dance, the culmination of Philadelphia-based breakdancer Raphael Xavier’s 30 years of experience in hip-hop genres. Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow, plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself.
Catherine Hughes, who has written and presented widely on performance in museums, is project director of Meet the Past, a live interpretation initiative at the Atlanta History Center.
Established in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has extended its important Balanchine-based repertoire by presenting new works by a variety of contemporary choreographers.
Harold Wolpert is the managing director of Roundabout Theatre Company in New York City.
Founded in 1900, the Philadelphia Orchestra has distinguished itself as one of the world’s leading orchestras.