Michèle Steinwald is an independent curator and dance producer, and former assistant curator for the performing arts at the Walker Art Center. Since retiring as a dancer and choreographer, Steinwald has managed performing arts projects and professional development programs for On the Boards, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, Dance/USA, and the Deborah Hay Dance Company. Steinwald is a board member of the Visual Artists Network / National Performance Network and Movement Research and is a graduate of the Institute for Curatorial Practice in Performance at Wesleyan University. She has served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts, National Performance Network, McKnight Foundation, and United States Artists Fellowships, and has been an artist mentor for Creative Capital’s Artist Retreat and Arts Midwest’s ArtsLab. In 2016, she served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.
The Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society (PCOS) is the only organization in the Philadelphia region devoted to the study, teaching, and performance of Beijing opera.
Founded in 2008, Tiny Dynamite presents theater works by contemporary British and Philadelphia playwrights in both traditional and unconventional settings.
Frank Sherlock is named Philadelphia’s new poet laureate, William Daley receives a solo exhibition at the Philadelphia Art Alliance, and poets Teresa Leo, Pattie McCarthy, and Jenn McCreary release new books.
Opera Philadelphia will implement a new business and program model that will feature an annual season-opening, multi-venue festival, launching in fall 2017, supported by new marketing strategies and a broad range of performance offerings designed to draw audiences from both inside and outside the regional metropolitan area.
Louis Massiah is a filmmaker and a 1994 Pew Fellow.
While in Philadelphia to perform August: Osage County in April 2010, Academy Award-winning actress Estelle Parsons met with local theater professionals at the Center to talk about acting.
Over her 40-year career in performance, Merián Soto (Pew Fellow, 2015) has focused on investigating the living body and its relationship to consciousness. Her conceptual and process-based pieces work towards, in the artist’s words, “a dance of the future, a dance of healing, transformation, and transcendence.”
The universality of sudden loss and trauma will be examined in this multimedia dance theater work integrating Kim’s heritage in traditional Korean dance with Western dance, improvisation, music, and found sound, to be developed in collaboration with Marion Ramírez, Germaine Ingram, Merián Soto, and Korean musician Gamin Hyosung Kang.
Benjamin Volta (Pew Fellow, 2015) creates intricate public murals and sculptures, and works within the fields of education, restorative justice, and urban planning.
The Mann Center for the Performing Arts presents a diverse range of programming in a beautiful park setting.
EgoPo Classic Theater transforms classic theater and literature into provocative performances, placing equal emphasis on text, vocals, and movement. Its
Eric Fredericksen is a Seattle-based curator and writer and the Art Program Manager for Waterfront Seattle, a project to rebuild the Seattle central waterfront. In 2015, Fredericksen served as an LOI panelist in Exhibitions & Public Interpretation.