Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland, associate professor at Bryn Mawr College, is the founder and director of its dance program as well as the chair of the arts program. Her scholarly research has included preserving the work of significant Philadelphia dance artists and her present writing projects focus on the rise of a professional class of dancers in turn-of-the-century Philadelphia and on the role of bodiedness in both historiography and the archive. In the fall of 2011 she conceived and coordinated “The Contemporary Performance of Sex, Gender and Embodiment,” a symposium held in connection with the Bryn Mawr College residency of choreographer John Jasperse and world premiere of his Fort Blossom Revisited (2000–12) as part of the college’s Performing Arts Series.
Caruso Haviland has served as a board member of Dance USA/Philadelphia, and has worked on the organizational and exploratory committees of many other dance organizations. Prior to her work at Bryn Mawr College, Caruso Haviland founded the dance program at SUNY/Westchester Community College and taught in several colleges and universities including Temple University and The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She has performed with companies in New York and Philadelphia, principally with Zero Moving Company under the direction of Hellmut Gottschild. She has also made numerous contributions to the Center’s website, including an introduction to the Susan Foster! Susan Foster! danceworkbook and a fall 2013 series on restaging in dance.
Dancer and choreographer Ronald K. Brown is the founder of Brooklyn-based contemporary dance ensemble Evidence, A Dance Company.
Local and international artists came together for a series of concerts and educational programs.
Amada Cruz is The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum.
Carol Antrom is a musician and a 1999 Pew Fellow.
Aaron Landsman is a New York City-based playwright, actor, and teacher whose performance works combine formal experimentation and long-term community engagement.
In 2010, the Center hosted Václav Havel, the late renowned playwright and former President of the Czech Republic, for an interview at The Wilma Theater, prior to the American premiere of Leaving, his first play in 20 years.
Drexel’s Legacy Center worked with a diverse planning team to develop dynamic digital programming for teens that will explore issues of gender disparity and women’s history.
Following Tuesday’s performance of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, veterans will speak about the challenges of representing their experiences artistically.
New York City-based conceptual artist Fred Wilson is known for repurposing objects and artifacts to lead people to see them in a different way.
Spanish dancer and choreographer Rosario Toledo choreographed an original dance for Pasión y Arte, marking the company’s first collaboration with a major flamenco artist.
Founded in 2008, Tiny Dynamite presents theater works by contemporary British and Philadelphia playwrights in both traditional and unconventional settings.
Pew Fellow and choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace created Store, a site-specific dance work performed inside an abandoned megastore.