Nunally Kersh

Nunally Kersh, a 2013 Center panelist and LOI panelist in dance, currently works as an independent consultant and producer. Most recently, she served as senior producer of Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, SC (1996–2012), where she curated and produced an annual season of more than 100 national and international performances across multiple disciplines, among them Chen Shi Zheng’s 19-hour production of The Peony Pavilion; Anthony Davis and Thulani Davis’s opera Amistad; Jerome Bel’s Cedric Andrieux; and Kneehigh Theatre’s Tristan y Yseult. Prior to her work with Spoleto USA, Kersh served as associate producer for the inaugural season of the Lincoln Center Festival; previous to that she worked as an independent producer and publicist for numerous contemporary performing artists, as well as cultural organizations, including Mal Pelo, Irene Hultman, Diamanda Galas, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Performance Space 122. She regularly serves as panelist and advisor for a variety of service organizations and foundations including United States Artists, National Endowment for the Arts, New England Foundation for the Arts, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

Wendy Perron discusses Trisha Brown’s fascination with “wanting to see the body horizontal in space.”

In conjunction with it’s ongoing exhibition, the Library Company presents a performance of Pablo Batista’s performance work El Viaje.

Grants & Grantees

Rudolf Staffel (1911–2002) was a ceramist and a 1996 Pew Fellow.

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Ars Nova Workshop’s six-concert series featured the music of trumpeter Don Cherry and saxophonist Tim Berne.

This research project will examine the unknown biography of aristocrat and eminent botanist William Hamilton and his role as a “bachelor gentleman” in 18th-century Philadelphia, with the goal of creating new interpretive programs that will enable visitors to connect to contemporary discourse on family, class, gender, and race.

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Dance Iquail’s artistic director, Iquail Shaheed, seeks to create dance projects that tell stories not frequently heard in the performing arts, and to engage with audiences drawn from Mantua, the West Philadelphia neighborhood where he grew up.

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In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.

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Theatre Exile produces risky and challenging plays that contain a sense of grit and passion.

Collaborators & Colleagues

José Luis Bustamante is the former artistic director of Sharir+Bustamante Danceworks.

Grants & Grantees

Bryn Mawr College presented noted contemporary choreographer John Jasperse’s Fort Blossom Revisited, created in 2000 and previously performed only at The Kitchen in New York City.

Congolese choreographer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he is “constantly trying to find ways of being in dialogue with the city.”