Filmmaker and Pew Fellow Heidi Saman recalls the first film that influenced her practice, what inspires her to tell stories of the immigrant experience, and more.
Scribe Video Center will explore the history and impact of the Great Migration (1916–30) on Philadelphia, when blacks fled the South for economic opportunities in the Northern states, giving rise to new African-American neighborhoods.
Deron Albright (Pew Fellow, 2012) has been a filmmaker since 1994, with work spanning documentary, installation, poetic animation, and short- and long-form narrative.
The Unofficial Guide to Audience Watching Performance is an evening-length autobiographical dance, the culmination of Philadelphia-based breakdancer Raphael Xavier’s 30 years of experience in hip-hop genres. Xavier, a 2013 Pew Fellow, plays with the rhythms of rap, break dancing and narrative to draw parallels between the performer’s body and the stage itself.
The Friends of the Japanese House and Garden in Fairmount Park restored two of the last remaining structures from Philadelphia’s 1876 Centennial Exposition to use for public programming space.
“I have never had a shortage of ideas for creating music,” says 2007 Pew Fellow Jamey Robinson.
Rudolf Staffel (1911–2002) was a ceramist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.
In 2005 the Center awarded Pew Fellowships to 12 Philadelphia-based artists, and grants to 66 dance, music, theater, and visual arts organizations and practitioners in the greater Philadelphia region.
Percussionist and Pew Fellow Pablo Batista presents El Viaje (The Journey), a new performance work.
September 2015 Pew Fellows news highlights: The New York Times features exhibitions from Alex da Corte and Pepón Osorio in its “New Season” picks; Fellows such as Anthony Campuzano and Gabriel Martinez open new installations, and more.
Dancer, choreographer, and 2013 Pew Fellow Raphael Xavier takes hip-hop techniques from the street to the stage and tells the autobiographical story defined by sacrifice, passion, and transcendence.
Argeo Ascani is Curator for Music at EMPAC, the Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York. In 2015, he served as a Pew Fellowships panelist.