Suzanne Carbonneau

Suzanne Carbonneau is a dance critic and historian whose writings have appeared in The Washington Post, the New York Times, and other publications. She directs the Institute for Dance Criticism at the American Dance Festival and has served as critic-in-residence at the Joyce Theater in New York. Carbonneau is also scholar-in-residence at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival and the Bates Dance Festival; a dance consultant to the National Endowment for the Arts; and a lecturer and writer on dance for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and other presenters across the U.S. The recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, Carbonneau is working on a critical biography of choreographer Paul Taylor to be published by Farrar, Straus & Giroux. Her past contributions to the Center website include an interview with Danny Yung, artistic director of Hong Kong’s Zuni Icosahedron, and an essay on choreographer Lucinda Childs’ dances in silence.

Composer Judd Greenstein speaks to changing audience expectations in “an era where people are deluged with cultural products.”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Brian Rogers is a director, video artist, co-founder, and artistic director of the Chocolate Factory Theater in Long Island City, Queens.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Stephanie Richards is an avant-garde trumpeter and composer who has become a prominent voice in the New York experimental scene, collaborating with improvisational pioneers including Henry Threadgill, Butch Morris, John Zorn, Laurie Anderson, and Anthony Braxton.

The Painted Bride Art Center commissioned an evening-length work by choreographer Cynthia Oliver, who also participated in a weeklong residency of workshops and film screenings.

Grants & Grantees

James Sugg (Pew Fellow, 2010) describes himself as a bridge—a bridge between music and theater, composer and performer, and traditional and ensemble-generated theater.

The Mann Center for the Performing Arts presents a diverse range of programming in a beautiful park setting.

AXIS Dance Company performed in residence at Montgomery County Community College, coinciding with the 20th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Grants & Grantees

The Wilma Theater creates living, adventurous art through bold and ambitious design choices.

A number of projects from grantees and Pew Fellows have garnered extensive national and regional press coverage in recent weeks.

Grants & Grantees

First Person Arts offers bi-monthly story slams, classes, and an annual festival dedicated to transforming real life into documentary art.

Two new compositions by Arab-American composers Kareem Roustom and Kinan Abou-afach, performed by a classical Arab chamber ensemble and a Western choir for an invigorating cross-genre collaboration.

In this collaboration, Meredith Rainey researched and developed a new work that explored perception through the vehicle of the famous Rorschach test.