Questions of Practice: Cynthia Ling Lee, Choreographer and Dance Scholar

Cynthia Ling Lee, choreographer. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on March 7, 2013.

Cynthia Ling Lee is a contemporary choreographer who draws on both postmodern and North Indian classical kathak training in her dance making. When she was last at the Center, we asked her how she thinks about the relationship between innovation and preservation. She surprised us with her answer.

Grants & Grantees

Janet Pilla reconstructed, documented, and performed the 30-minute solo The Farewell, Pauline Koner’s iconic tribute to Doris Humphrey.

In advance of the September workshops with Boris Charmatz, project co-directors host an informal professional preview for dance and performance artists .

Visiting Scholar Kristy Edmunds on the significance of interdisciplinary engagement among arts and cultural organizations.

The Morris Arboretum is home to more than 12,000 labeled plants of approximately 2,500 types, several historic buildings, and a collection of historic and contemporary sculpture.

Grants & Grantees

Over her 40-year career in performance, Merián Soto (Pew Fellow, 2015) has focused on investigating the living body and its relationship to consciousness. Her conceptual and process-based pieces work towards, in the artist’s words, “a dance of the future, a dance of healing, transformation, and transcendence.”

Grants & Grantees

Alex Kanevsky is a painter and a 1997 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Piffaro recorded composer Kile Smith’s Vespers with The Crossing choir.

Historical musicologist David Gutkin explores various forms of musical notation and the variable re-performances they can encourage.

Grants & Grantees

Since 1993, Headlong Dance Theater has created over 40 works under the leadership of founders David Brick, Andrew Simonet, and Amy Smith.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Richard Maxwell, playwright and director, is the artistic director of New York City Players and a two-time Off-Broadway Theater Award winner.

Through the ongoing Center-funded project re-PLACE-ing Philadelphia, Painted Bride Art Center presents #PHILLYSAVESEARTH by performance artist and theater director Marty Pottenger.