Pam Tanowitz

Pam Tanowitz is a choreographer and the founder of Pam Tanowitz Dance. She has received commissions and residencies at The Joyce Theater, New York Live Arts, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process program, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center. Most recently, the company performed at The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival and the Chicago Dancing Festival. Tanowitz received a 2009 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award for the dance Be in the Gray With Me. A 2011 Guggenheim Fellow, she was also a 2013–14 Hodder Fellow at Princeton University. She has set work on The Juilliard School, New York Theater Ballet, and Saint Louis Ballet, and in 2010 was awarded a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grant, an NYFA BUILD grant, and support from the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Tanowitz holds an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by former Merce Cunningham principal dancer Viola Farber-Slayton. In 2015, she served as a Performance LOI panelist.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Suzanne Carbonneau is a dance writer and historian, and she directs the Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival.

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Relâche is a new music ensemble whose unique sound includes flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, piano, percussion, viola, and bass.

We ask DeFrantz how changes in technology are impacting the ways in which artists produce narrative.

Performance artist Anya Evans will present her ongoing performance piece Operation Catsuit.

The Philadelphia Flamenco Festival offers a free master class with flamenco master Pastora Galván.

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Composer Phil Kline and choreographer Wally Cardona presented a new site-specific work at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Over our first decade, the Center has been privileged to fund extraordinary work by our dynamic and talented community of practitioners. As we reflect on our history and set the stage for the future, we invite you to take a brief, retrospective journey with us through a lively video that looks back over this period.

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Catherine Wood is curator of international art and performance at Tate Modern.

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The world premiere of a new chamber opera by composer-in-residence Missy Mazzoli and librettist Royce Vavrek, inspired by the 1996 film by Danish auteur Lars von Trier, tells the harrowing tale of a naive newlywed who has chosen to marry outside of her strict Calvinist community in coastal Scotland.

Drexel’s Legacy Center worked with a diverse planning team to develop dynamic digital programming for teens that will explore issues of gender disparity and women’s history.

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Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin brought his duet to the Koresh Dance Company for performance and taught a series of master classes in his signature dance technique.