Richard Schechner is a legendary downtown theater artist, currently on faculty at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he was one of the founders of the Performance Studies department. In 1967 Schechner founded New York’s The Performance Group, now The Wooster Group, an influential experimental theater company. He currently edits The Drama Review, and has directed and/or conducted performance workshops in the USA, Asia, Africa, Latin America, Australia, and Europe.
In October 2013, Schechner participated in a roundtable discussion at FringeArts in Philadelphia, produced by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, along with Patricia Lent (Merce Cunningham Trust) and Sharon Hayes (visual artist), moderated by Shannon Jackson (UC Berkeley). That same weekend Lucinda Childs re-presented a half-dozen of her early dance works, with Center funding; the group met to discuss reconstruction, restaging, and reenactment across artistic fields.
Swedish saxophonist-composer Mats Gustaffson leads the United States debut of Swedish Azz, an all-Swedish ensemble.
Bryn Mawr College presents two performances of Trisha Brown’s pioneering Early Works, created between 1968 and 1975, blurring the boundaries between performance and visual art.
Bristol Riverside Theatre is a vibrant, engaged community theater in the northeast reaches of the Philadelphia area.
David Lang is one of America’s most performed composers, with an extensive catalog that includes opera, orchestra, chamber, and solo works.
Bebe Miller, the artistic director of Bebe Miller Dance Company in Columbus, Ohio, investigates a mix of text, performance, and visual presentation.
Ana Janevski is Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art. In 2015, Janevski served as an LOI panelist in Performance.
Conceived by Co-Artistic Director Dito van Reigersberg and directed by Dan Rothenberg, this new work builds on Pig Iron’s longtime fascination with characters that live on the margins of society.
For decades this suburban university gallery has presented exhibitions of a quality and field-wide significance well beyond what one might expect, given its size and location.
“I’m interested in the landscape for political reasons, environmental reasons…things that have to do with us and our society right now,” says painter and 2008 Pew Fellow Mauro Zamora.
Relâche is a new music ensemble whose unique sound includes flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, piano, percussion, viola, and bass.
FringeArts presents, develops, and commissions a range of high-quality contemporary performing and visual arts in Philadelphia.
Historical musicologist David Gutkin reflects on workshopped performances of works by Robert Ashley and Cornelius Cardew.