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

Bob Perelman is a poet and a 2006 Pew Fellow.

Grants & Grantees

Composer Phil Kline and choreographer Wally Cardona presented a new site-specific work at the Metropolitan Opera House.

The Legacy Center at Drexel holds the records of the Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania, which was established in 1850 as the first medical school for women in the United States.

Grants & Grantees

Tomah uses traditional folk songs of compassion, trust, and reconciliation to generate collective strength and foster dialogue about critical issues facing Liberian immigrant communities.

The Philadelphia Chapter of the American Composers Forum held a residency with bassoonist Pascal Gallois, featuring a series of master classes and performances.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Pianist Marilyn Nonken is known for performances that explore transcendent virtuosity and extremes of musical expression.

Settlement Music School will develop programs that are responsive to the needs of nearby residents by studying neighborhood demographics and working with “community advocates.”

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.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Rajendra Roy joined the Department of Film at The Museum of Modern Art as Chief Curator in July 2007, overseeing the museum’s film collection, and their preservation and exhibition efforts. Roy served as a Pew Fellowships panelist in 2015.

Headlong second River Charrette will take place at RAIR and will address sustainability issues through art and performance.

Grants & Grantees

An urban performing arts center on the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, the Annenberg Center presents touring theater, jazz, and world music.

Grants & Grantees

Kun-Yang Lin/Dancers is one of the country’s foremost contemporary Asian-American dance companies, celebrating the ability of dance to integrate body, mind, and spirit.