RoseAnne Spradlin is a New York City-based choreographer whose work explores body consciousness and innovation of structural forms in contemporary dance. In 2015, Spradlin was named director of the newly-created two-year MFA in choreography and visual arts at Wilson College. Her work has been shown at the American Dance Festival, The Kitchen, Dance Theater Workshop, and New York Live Arts, among other venues. Spradlin’s work has been recognized with numerous awards and honors, including a 2003 Bessie Award, a 2014 Ford Foundation Fellowship, a 2007 Guggenheim Fellowship, an Artist Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007, and Fellowships in Choreography from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 1998, 2006, and 2011. For over 20 years, Spradlin was involved in running two New York performance spaces: SQUID Performance Space (1995-2005) and Studio 65 (1990-2011). In 2016, she served as a Center LOI panelist in Performance.
Jim Hinz is a visual artist and a 2003 Pew Fellow.
Kate Valk is a founding member of New York-based theater collective Wooster Group, and has performed with the group for nearly four decades.
The Crossing presented its second festival of contemporary choral music featuring commissioned works by Lansing McLoskey, Paul Fowler, and Pulitzer Prize winner David Lang.
The Pew Charitable Trusts announces a new culture funding strategy, placing The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage at the heart of its support for culture in the Philadelphia region.
Art and reality, illness and normality: two Ingmar Bergman screenplays are reimagined for the stage by Ivo van Hove and Toneelgroep Amsterdam, part of the 2015 Fringe Festival.
Founded in 2005 by Christine Cox and Matthew Neenan, BalletX unites distinguished choreographers with a company of world-class dancers to “forge new works of athleticism, emotion, and grace.”
Deborah Wong, ethnomusicologist, is the chair of the department of music at the University of California, Riverside.
This exhibition and website will investigate Philadelphia’s long history of row house development as an architectural territory to be mined for physical and social histories, new ideas, and urban innovations.
New Paradise Laboratories’ core ensemble will expand their devised theater techniques and lay the groundwork for a series of new pieces, through investigations of improvisational structures, games of chance, and audience interactivity, with a group of international practitioners including composer Bhob Rainey and UK game theory specialist Tassos Stevens.
LIVE REMIX is a three-part event guest curated by Tom Sellar, including a discussion with director Ivo van Hove, part of a series of programming related to the Center-funded performance of Ivo van Hove’s work After the Rehearsal/Persona.
Visiting Scholar Kristy Edmunds on the significance of interdisciplinary engagement among arts and cultural organizations.
Martha McDonald is an interdisciplinary artist whose performances and installations feature handcrafted costumes and objects.