Questions of Practice: Cynthia Oliver, Choreographer and Dance Scholar

Cynthia Oliver, choreographer and professor of dance at the University of Illinois, Urbana. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on March 7, 2013.

The Philadelphia Museum of Art’s Dancing around the Bride put real, moving bodies on a stage in the exhibition galleries. Other museums have embraced dance and performance with equal zeal. Last year, when she was a guest at the Center, we asked dance professor Cynthia Oliver, “Should we dance in museums?”

Collaborators & Colleagues

Film, television, and stage actor Robert Prosky (1930–2008) had hundreds of credits to his name in television, film, and the theater.

Pasión y Arte’s 2014 Flamenco Festival has come to an end, but the positive reviews keep pouring in. Recent media attention includes features in the Philadelphia Inquirer, New York Times, and The New Yorker.

Philadelphia Dance Projects and Group Motion Multi Media Dance Theater present the finale of Susan Rethorst/Moving in Philadelphia: 2013-2014, a world premiere work by choreographer Susan Rethorst.

Theater magazine editor Tom Sellar talked with legendary avant-garde performer Kate Valk on the exciting challenges presented by the Wooster Group’s 2011–12 theater season.

Grants & Grantees

SoMoS, the culmination of Merián Soto’s ambitious Branch Dance series, encouraged audiences to participate in meditative movement with the dancers.

The Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education embarked on a comprehensive re-envisioning of its art program to align it more fully with its overall goals.

Collaborators & Colleagues

William Parker is a leading figure in the New York creative jazz scene. Renowned as a composer, bassist, and multi-instrumentalist, he is also an educator and author.

Grants & Grantees

A live and digital theatrical experience will question the impact of technology on human connectivity as two actors perform their roles on separate continents—one live in a theater and the other projected through a live-streaming video feed.

On Monday, June 13, 2016, we announced and honored the 2016 grantees of The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with a celebration at Christ Church Neighborhood House.

Questions of Practice

American Impresario explores the careers and contributions of leading music curators throughout the country whose creative works have profoundly influenced the field.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Hank Willis Thomas is a visual artist working primarily with themes related to identity, history, race, and popular culture.

Grants & Grantees

Marianela Boan incorporated a wide range of movement styles and media forms to create Office, the basis for a piece that was presented during the 2010 FringeArts festival.