Since retiring in 1995 from a dance career with Les Ballets de Monte Carlo, Boston Ballet, and Les Grands Ballet Canadiens de Montreal, Michael Reed has worked with Arizona State University as the senior director of cultural participation and programming. He curates Gammage Auditorium and Kerr Cultural Center’s presenting seasons and directs community-based cultural participation programs. He served as a Center dance panelist from 2010–11 and as a LOI panelist in 2011 and 2013.
Anne Pasternak is Shelby White and Leon Levy Director of the Brooklyn Museum.
The Institute of Contemporary Art presents in-process showings of Cynthia Oliver’s dance-theatre work Virago-Man Dem, organized by Danielle Goldman.
Two Center-funded performance projects presented by FringeArts at the 2015 Fringe Festival—Available Light and After the Rehearsal/Persona—have gained positive reviews in The New York Times.
Pasión y Arte is an all-female dance company that creates challenging and original modern flamenco works.
Revisit Center-funded The Dance Apocalypse in Brooklyn with The Dance Apocalypse/Solos. Creators Gabrielle Revlock and Nicole Bindler describe the piece as ” a radical challenge to the paltry circumstances in which artists seek funding and a heart wrenching end-of-the-world love story with pizazz.”
The Rosenbach of the Free Library of Philadelphia opened to the public in 1954 and is located in the former home of brothers Philip and Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach, international dealers in rare books, manuscripts, and fine and decorative arts.
Since 1980, Susan Hess Modern Dance has sought to grow the audience for contemporary dance and support independent dance artists in the Philadelphia community.
Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer, the CBS Philly website, and on WRTI.
This large-scale performance, inspired and informed by the immigration process, will premiere in June 2015. The second performance will be simulcast live for a public audience at Independence Mall.
While Jens Hoffmann was in Philadelphia to lecture at the Center in 2011, he made a few “studio” visits with local dance companies and described the experience to us.
Kyle “JustSole” Clark is a dancer and choreographer with expertise in hip-hop and street dance. He is the founder and artistic director of Just Sole Street Dance Theater.
Janet Wong became rehearsal director of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in 1996 and associate artistic director in 2006.