Laurie Uprichard

Laurie Uprichard is executive director of Stephen Petronio Company. She was previously the director of the Dublin Dance Festival, and from 1992–2007, she was executive director of Danspace Project in New York City. She served as managing director of Urban Bush Women from 1991–92 and as the company’s producing director until January 1996.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Visual artist Ken Lum is a professor in the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Rebecca Taichman is an Obie Award-winning theater director, whose work has been presented at theaters across the country, including American Repertory Theater, Wooly Mammoth Theatre Company, The Old Globe, and ACT.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Astria Suparak is an independent curator and former director and curator of Carnegie Mellon University’s Miller Gallery.

Grants & Grantees

Robert Crowder (1930–2012) was the founder of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance and Drum Ensemble and a 2004 Pew Fellow in folk and traditional arts.

This month, Center-funded projects from Silvana Cardell and Anna Drozdowski culminate in live performances and workshops, while FringeArts looks forward to a fall theater presentation by hosting a discussion with Obie Award-winning Belgian theater director Ivo van Hove.

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Headlong Dance Theater brought dance directly into the private homes of Philadelphia citizens, where the members of those households became the dancers.

In the second iteration of the Center’s danceworkbook series, dancer and choreographer Roko Kawai reflects upon and shares images of her dance work since 1992.

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This large-scale performance, inspired and informed by the immigration process, will premiere in June 2015. The second performance will be simulcast live for a public audience at Independence Mall.

This essay is a revision of a paper delivered at the University of Texas as part of “An Uncanny Beauty: A Celebration of Deborah Hay Performance and Symposium,” held April 7–8, 2010.

Grants & Grantees

Headlong Dance Theater produced Improvisation Lab, an interdisciplinary movement project that involved choreographer Miguel Gutierrez and Dan Rothenberg of Pig Iron Theatre Company.

Promoting cultural exchanges between Ukrainians and the global community, Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble seeks to represent the country’s culture through dance.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Philip Bither has been the Walker Art Center’s senior curator of performing arts since 1997.