Choreographer and dancer Jungwoong Kim was born and raised in South Korea, where he studied traditional Korean dance and martial arts, and now resides in Philadelphia. His most recent choreographic works have been presented at the Asian American Theater Conference at Philadelphia’s Asian Arts Initiative, the University of Richmond in Virginia, The Iron Factory, and Conwell Dance Theater. Kim was a member of the Korea, Japan, China Dance Exchange Project 2002, and Trust Dance Company. He has served as an instructor for contact improvisation at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, University of Richmond, Korea National University of the Arts, and Chonbuk National University, among others. With support from a 2015 Center grant, Kim will present salt soul, a multimedia dance theater work integrating his heritage in traditional Korean dance with Western dance, improvisation, music, and found sound.
Wendy Perron is a writer, dancer, choreographer, and editor-at-large of Dance Magazine. Perron is a former member of the Trisha Brown Company.
Raices Culturales Latinoamericanas presented its second annual Latin Roots & Rhythms Festival, a three-day festival celebrating Latin American, Spanish, and African dance, music and culture.
Founded in 2002 by two composers, Chamber Music Now provided the Philadelphia community with original concert productions.
Benjamin Filene is associate professor and director of public history at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, and co-editor of Letting Go? Historical Authority in a User-Generated World.
Obie award-winning playwright Ain Gordon debuts his new play, the result of a two-year residency with the Historical Society of Pennsylvania.
Bailey’s interpretation of Verdi’s opera, Macbeth, features a South African cast and examines post-colonial central Africa.
Known for innovation, creativity, and preservation of African-American traditions in dance, Philadanco has been dancing in the Philadelphia community since 1970.
Jawole Willa Jo Zollar, founding director of Urban Bush Women, on why “wanting profound social change and being an artist [are] not contradictory or binary places.”
We asked Center colleagues, interlocutors, grantees, and staff: “What inspired you this year?”
Historical musicologist David Gutkin explores various forms of musical notation and the variable re-performances they can encourage.
Buff Kavelman founded the Kavelman Group Philanthropic Advisors in 1997 to serve individual donors, foundations, and organizations in strategic planning, board development, philanthropic initiatives, and external affairs.
Choreographer and performer Jennifer Monson is the founder of New York City-based iLAND: Interdisciplinary Laboratory for Art, Nature, and Dance.