Kevin Ward is a former director of Santa Fe’s Dayton Contemporary Dance Company. He is the recipient of several awards and grants, including three Ohio Arts Council Fellowships, the Kennedy Center for the Arts Masters of African American Choreography Medal, and the OhioDance Award for lifetime achievement. He served as a Center dance panelist from 2009–10.
Dan Hurlin currently teaches performance art, dance, and puppetry at Sarah Lawrence College, where he also serves as the director of the graduate program in theater. In 2015, Hurlin served as a Performance LOI panelist.
Among the largest art museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art is a pilgrimage site for modern and contemporary art professionals.
Dancer and choreographer Amy Ginsburg is currently the director of dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
The Painted Bride Art Center commissioned an evening-length work by choreographer Cynthia Oliver, who also participated in a weeklong residency of workshops and film screenings.
Michelle Heffner Hayes will provide context for the development of flamenco as a technique, its gendered conventions, and the standardization of its norms.
Caribbean-American dancer-choreographer Tania Isaac (Pew Fellow, 2011) fuses choreography with personal documentary and social commentary.
J. Louise Makary (Pew Fellow, 2013) approaches film as a platform to explore, critique, and dissect narratives and their uses.
Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the greater Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble restaged dances with new recordings in preparation for national and international tours.
Composer Lee Hyla’s musical background includes extensive experience as a pianist in new music, rock, and free improvisation.
Writer and dancer Wendy Perron evokes Trisha Brown to explain why contemporary dance is open to multiple meanings.
In the third iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland introduces three performed lectures by Foster.