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.
The Crossing premiered new compositions by Gabriel Jackson (England), Kamran Ince (Turkey/United States), and Eriks E¡envalds (Latvia) as part of its Month of Moderns festival of contemporary music.
The Institute of Contemporary Art at the University of Pennsylvania is widely known for giving artists exhibitions at critical points in their careers.
Greg Osby (Pew Fellow, 2012) has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz over the past 20 years, leading his own ensembles and performing with musical icons such as Dizzy Gillespie.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble released a video trailer for its Center-funded performance, Steppes: A Crossover, featuring the premiere of a piece by Mark Morris.
On February 21, 2015, the Center launched our new multimedia online publication, A Steady Pulse: Restaging Lucinda Childs, 1963–78, at Danspace Project in New York City.
Dance artist and writer Lisa Kraus developed ThinkingDance.net, an online project that covers the landscape of dance in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.
Boris Charmatz is a choreographer, dancer, and director of Musée de la danse (Museum of Dance).
Rob Fields is the founder and editorial director of Bold As Love magazine, and in 2011, he launched the New Black Imagination Festival.
A young choreographer who has already produced provocative, experimental dance works, Poe (Pew Fellow, 2011) is the founder of dance/theater company idiosynCrazy productions.
Dancer and choreographer Amy Ginsburg is currently the director of dance at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA.
Flamenco master Rosario Toledo will present a series of performances entitled TAPAS: the culmination of a month-long residency with Philadelphia artists Eun Jung Choi, Meg Foley, and Germaine Ingram.
Several Center-funded performances and exhibitions have garnered national and regional media coverage in recent weeks.