Meredith Rainey first began dancing at the age of 15. Since then, he has performed with companies such as Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey Dance Theatre, and he was a soloist with Pennsylvania Ballet from 1999–2006. As both a choreographer and dancer, his work has been seen throughout North and South America, Europe, and Korea. Rainey’s most recent Center-supported project involved exploring perception through the vehicle of Hermann Rorschach’s famous inkblot test.
Ballet répétiteurs such as Ruanne work one-on-one with dance artists to articulate and find the essence of a character or particular portrayal that becomes distinctive to their physicality.
Conceived by Canuso and multimedia director Lars Jan, Nichole Canuso and Lars Jan’s multimedia dance work was presented at the 2010 FringeArts Festival.
Laurie Uprichard is the executive director of Stephen Petronio Company, and former director of the Dublin Dance Festival.
The Painted Bride Art Center hosts a public conversation with dancer and choreographer Faustin Linyekula and Dr. Rizvana Bradley of Emory University. A dynamic discussion on practice, process, artistry, and social concerns will be followed by a reception.
Donna Graves is a historian and cultural planner with over 20 years experience developing public history projects that document and interpret unrecognized histories.
In 2004 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 76 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Anna Halprin is a pioneering choreographer whose work has led to a reconsideration of dance as an art form.
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.
Dancing Diplomats follows choreographer Taras Lewyckyj’s work with Ukrainian artist Anatoly Kryvochyzha, whose choreography was blacklisted by the USSR in 1977.
Several Center-funded performances and exhibitions have garnered national and regional media coverage in recent weeks.
Jumatatu Poe developed The Flight Attendants, a satirical commentary on the service industry, during summer workshops with members of his company, idiosynCrazy productions.
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.