Licia Perea is the artistic director of Los Angeles-based company Danzantes. She served as a Center dance panelist from 2010–11 and a LOI panelist in 2011. Perea has taught and performed professionally as a soloist and with Danzantes throughout the United States, Germany, Mexico, and Russia. She has been awarded two choreographer’s fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and she is a recipient of a City of Los Angeles Performing Arts Fellowship.
Bo Bartlett is a painter and a 1993 Pew Fellow.
Hema Rajagopalan is a bharata natyam dancer, teacher, and choreographer, and the founder and artistic director of Natya Dance Theatre, a professional touring company and school that has specialized in bharata natyam for the past 40 years. Rajagopalan served as a 2015 LOI panelist in Performance.
Cora Mirikitani is the president and CEO of the Center for Cultural Innovation, a California-based knowledge and financial services incubator for individual artists.
An evening of theater, dance, and multimedia performances inspired by the Center-funded project Cliveden’s Living Kitchens.
WXPN’s yearlong project explores the origins and evolution of zydeco, a form of African-American roots music that blends Cajun traditions, blues, and R&B. On Saturday, December 13, Zydeco Crossroads and Allons Danser welcome zydeco musicians Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys to Norristown’s Holy Saviour Club for a holiday potluck and dance party.
Temple Contemporary commissioned 2006 Pew Fellow and MacArthur Fellow Pepón Osorio to create a new installation that responds to recent closings of Philadelphia public schools.
Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”
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.
April welcomes a number of Center-funded performances to the region.
Richard Harrod is a visual artist and a 1997 Pew Fellow.
Kevin Ward is a former director of Santa Fe’s Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.
Founded in 1986, Sruti promotes and presents Indian classical music and dance to educate the greater Philadelphia community on the importance of Indian arts.