A choreographer best known for her work in contemporary Cuban dance that engages with theatrical use of text, props and projected images, Marianela Boan shared her work with the Philadelphia community from 2005–10. Now residing in Santo Domingo, she is currently the director of the Contemporary Dance Project (ProDanCo) of the Dominican National Ballet.
Mural Arts explored South Philadelphia’s immigrant history through interactive public art projects that included photography, installations, poetry, and dance.
Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre creates performance with a focus on devised work that often includes forays into pop culture, political satire, and the human condition.
A number of Center-funded projects are New York Times and Philadelphia Inquirer fall arts picks.
Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he is “constantly trying to find ways of being in dialogue with the city.”
The New Year will bring ambitious and innovative Center-funded projects to the Philadelphia region that will inspire audiences and push the boundaries of artistic discovery and expression.
Rochelle Steiner is a curator, writer, public art producer, and professor of critical studies at the University of Southern California in the Roski School of Art and Design, where she was dean from 2010 to 2012. In 2015, Steiner served as a panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.
Richard Schechner is a legendary downtown theater artist, currently on faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was one of the founders of the Performance Studies department.
Since 1980, Susan Hess Modern Dance has sought to grow the audience for contemporary dance and support independent dance artists in the Philadelphia community.
As part of Bryn Mawr College’s ongoing retrospective, Trisha Brown: In the New Body, the Pennsylvania Ballet performs Brown’s O zlozony/O composite, becoming the first US ballet company to perform Brown’s choreography.
Pasión y Arte’s Philadelphia Flamenco Festival will host this film screening of Carlos Saura’s Bodas de Sangre (Blood Wedding), featuring a discussion with Michelle Heffner Hayes.
The White Box Residencies invited outside artists to creatively explore and interact with the Center’s physical space.
Travis Macdonald (Pew Fellow, 2014) questions authorship with poems that are lively and whimsical without being frivolous, and which offer critique and reflection of the contemporary moment.