Silvana Cardell is a choreographer, dancer and, educator, whose choreographic impulses are defined by her experience as an Argentine expatriate living, working, and raising a family in the United States. Currently she directs Cardell Dance Theater, which she founded in 2002, and the dance program at Georgian Court University. Formerly, she co-directed Group Motion Dance Theater. Cardell has an extensive history as an artist and producer in Latin America. She was a dancer with the Adriana Coll Dance Company in Buenos Aires, founded Armar Danza Teatro in Buenos Aires, and was a founding member of CoCoA-Datei, a nonprofit organization devoted to developing dance in Argentina. She has received the prestigious Latin American award in choreography from Fundacion Antorchas. Cardell holds a BFA in dance from The University of the Arts and an MFA in choreography from Temple University, both in Philadelphia.
Fritz Dietel’s (Pew Fellow, 2007) inspiration comes from observation of botanic and aquatic natural forms. His pieces, quite labor-intensive, are mainly constructed from strips and shards of band-sawed wood.
Ashon Crawley is an Assistant Professor of African American Studies in the Ethnic Studies Department at the University of California, Riverside.
“Rogers + Rudner: Then + Now,” co-presented by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage and Dance/USA Philadelphia on September 29, 2007, culminated in a discussion with the two pioneer postmodern dance artists.
Philadelphia choreographer Nichole Canuso presents a solo performance, originally Center-funded, that uses personal reminiscences and universal yearnings to explore the relationship between memory and self.
Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists.
Experimental music presenter Ars Nova Workshop produced five recordings on the record label High Two.
Performance art, pop-up storybook design techniques, and a cinematic score will combine in a visual theater work for children and adults devised and performed by Phillips, in collaboration with visual artist Steven Dufala and composer Juan Gabriel Turbay.
Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers’ company training project furthered the development of the meditative and martial arts practices at the core of their creative process.
In part I of this short, two-part interview between Tate Modern curator Catherine Wood and choreographer Jérôme Bel, they discuss the concept of “amateurism.”
The William Way LGBT Community Center presents OutBeat: America’s First Queer Jazz Festival. The four-day festival will highlight intersections between sexual orientation, gender identity, and jazz history and culture.
Basekamp is a loose collective of artists and attenuated artist networks that produces, manages, and stewards projects outside of the art market and established arts institutions.
In an essay accompanying the program booklet for Chopin Without Piano, Swarthmore’s Allen Kuharski contextualizes the performance within Polish culture and political history.