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.

Makihara’s performance work blends percussion with dance-like body movement, exercising a rigorous, systematic, and practiced process of experimentation and repetition.

Grants & Grantees

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Brooke Davis Anderson is the Executive Director of Prospect New Orleans.

Grants & Grantees

The Wilma Theater produced the American premiere of the first new play in 20 years by renowned playwright and former President of the Czech Republic, Václav Havel.

Grants & Grantees

Astrid Bowlby is a visual artist and a 2005 Pew Fellow.

Two seminal figures of the New York dance world—Bill T. Jones and Susan Rethorst—sat down to talk about their distinct practices and the evolution of the field.

During its run from September 18-21, the OutBeat Festival sparked conversation and was featured across numerous new outlets.

Kyle “JustSole” Clark presents an autobiographical dance-theater performance blending street dance techniques with spoken word narration and video.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Leigh Ann Hahn plays a crucial role in Grand Performances’ capacity to fund and present up to 70 performances and themed festivals each summer.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Robert Mealy is director of the Historical Performance Program at The Juilliard School, a professor at the Yale School of Music, orchestra director for the Boston Early Music Festival, and co-director of the 17th-century ensemble Quicksilver.

Join the Painted Bride Art Center for a public conversation with Yerba Buena Center for the Arts’ Chief of Program & Pedagogy, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, and Opera Philadelphia’s Vice President of Community Programming, Michael Bolton, for a thought-provoking discussion on how to create immersive and socially engaged programs that address today’s challenges.

In August 2011, the Philadelphia Inquirer hailed Opera Philadelphia’s transformation as a “haven for new opera.”