Stephen Petronio has honed a unique language of movement that speaks to the intuitive and complex possibilities of the body. His multidisciplinary work is informed by his postmodern dance training, including his work with Steve Paxton and as the first male dancer of the Trisha Brown Dance Company. Over the past 30 years, Petronio has created over 35 works for his company and has been commissioned by some of the most prestigious modern and ballet companies around the world. Petronio is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, a New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award, and a Doris Duke Performing Artist Award. In 2016, Petronio collaborated with visual artist Janine Antoni and modern dance pioneer Anna Halprin on the Center-funded performance-as-exhibition, Ally, at The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Dance artist and writer Lisa Kraus developed ThinkingDance.net, an online project that covers the landscape of dance in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region.
In advance of the premiere of Breaking the Waves, we invited Mazzoli and Vavrek to share insights into their artistic processes and inspirations.
Gabrielle Revlock shares a solo version of her recent duet with Nicole Bindler, about two female artists in a spectacle-driven world.
Pig Iron Theatre Company presents an in-progress showing of its symphonic theater work A Period of Animate Existence, ahead of its September 2017 premiere.
Natasha Bakht is an Indian contemporary dancer and choreographer. In 2015, she was a panelist in Performance.
In addition to company productions, Group Motion hosts regular improvisational movement workshops, which allow the public to employ dance as a language of expression.
Robert H. Browning, born in Singapore and educated in London, was the founding director of New York City’s World Music Institute, a position from which he retired in 2011.
Ranee Ramaswamy founded Ragamala Dance in 1993, and currently serves as co-artistic director. She is a master teacher, performer, and choreographer of the South Indian classical form of bharata natyam.
Kevin Ward is a former director of Santa Fe’s Dayton Contemporary Dance Company.
Congolese choreographer and dancer Faustin Linyekula discusses why he believes that theater is “a lab for how we live as citizens.”
Recognized as one of the world’s leading conservatories, The Curtis Institute of Music (Curtis) was founded in 1924 by Mary Louise Curtis Bok. Curtis has educated and trained some of the most exceptionally gifted young musicians from around the world for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.
Following Tuesday’s performance of Don Juan Comes Home from Iraq, veterans will speak about the challenges of representing their experiences artistically.