Linda Caruso Haviland

Linda Caruso Haviland.

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.

Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design fosters the study, exploration, and management of the arts: media, design, the performing, and visual.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Tom Hanchett is staff historian at Levine Museum of the New South.

Thaddeus Phillips’ original musical Red-Eye to Havre de Grace, which originally debuted in Philadelphia with Center support, has received a massive amount of positive critical attention for its Off-Broadway debut.

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts presents a diverse range of programming in a beautiful park setting.

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Composer Jace Clayton, also known as DJ /rupture, uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on the global South.

The Community Education Center produced the 25th New Edge Artists Service Program and Performance Series, connecting emerging and established artists with resources to rehearse and showcase their work.

Grants & Grantees

Justin Witte is a visual artist and a 2004 Pew Fellow.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Music critic Tom Moon has written about pop, rock, jazz, blues, hip-hop and world music for more than three decades.

The PRISM Quartet presents new works composed and performed by Dave Liebman and Greg Osby.

Writer and arts specialist Suzanne Carbonneau conducted a public discussion with Danny Yung, artistic director of Zuni Icosahedron from Hong Kong, on September 18, 2010.

Several Center-funded projects have received extensive international, national, and regional media coverage in recent weeks.

Grants & Grantees

In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.