Nicole Cousineau

2007 Pew Fellow

Nicole Cousineau, 2007 Pew Fellow. Directed by Glenn Holsten.

“When I’m performing, it’s the most true to who I am.”

Nicole Cousineau (b. 1970) makes multimedia dance theater based in strong, rigorous movement investigation. With her husband Jorge Cousineau, a composer and designer, she founded Subcircle, and together they have created several evening-length works with original scores, many within built environments or installations. By engulfing the audience in a completely created world, they encourage a deeper level of audience participation and presence by changing perspective. Cousineau also focuses on collaboration, gravitating toward artists and resources of different disciplines and cultures to inform her work.

Cousineau has been awarded a Leeway Window of Opportunity Award, two fellowships from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, and an Independence Foundation Fellowship. She has completed residencies at Schloss Broellin International Center for Performance Research, Germany, and Fabrik, Potsdam, Germany. She has performed locally in the FringeArts Festival and DanceBoom!; nationally at the Provincetown Dance Festival, MA; and internationally in Berlin and Dresden, Germany.

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Opera Philadelphia seeks to create productions of classic and new operatic works that assemble the finest international creative artists, and present a wide array of programming that educates, deepens, and diversifies opera audiences.

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Lorene Cary is a writer and a 1995 Pew Fellow.

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Established in 1963, Pennsylvania Ballet has extended its important Balanchine-based repertoire by presenting new works by a variety of contemporary choreographers.

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Dave Burrell is a pianist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

Headlong second River Charrette will take place at RAIR and will address sustainability issues through art and performance.

The award-winning choreographer’s striking approach was exemplified in Artifact Suite, which received its Philadelphia premiere with Pennsylvania Ballet in June 2013 performances.

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The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Kent Thompson was named artistic director of the Denver Center Theatre Company, part of the Denver Center for Performing Arts, in 2005.

Pew Fellow and former Philadelphia Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez leads a poetry workshop exploring the history of Johnson House, Philadelphia’s only intact stop on the Underground Railroad.

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Chris Forsyth seeks out and articulates intersections of various musical traditions, including free jazz, American folk, blues, and electronic music.

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Amada Cruz is The Sybil Harrington Director of the Phoenix Art Museum.

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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.