We asked choreographer Ralph Lemon to talk about ephemerality in relationship to his work in the dance field. He responded by discussing the complexity of memory, which he describes as “a space that continues to be fertile on its own” after the moment of the dance has passed.
Ralph Lemon, Artistic Director of Cross Performance, is a dancer, choreographer, writer, and visual artist dedicated to cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary work. He is the recipient of a 2012 Doris Duke Performing Artist Award; a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship; and a 2009 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship for Interdisciplinary Work, among others. In 2012, he served as a Center dance panelist and an LOI panelist.
Foley, a 2012 Pew Fellow, explores how every movement, no matter how ordinary or seemingly inconsequential, informs a responding movement, and so on, in an ongoing creative feedback loop.
Nadia Hironaka and Matthew Suib developed an exhibition plan to explore early works by experimental filmmaker Pat O’Neill, alongside a new commission.
Shawn McBride is a writer and a 2005 Pew Fellow.
Tina Davidson is a composer and a 1992 Pew Fellow.
For the conclusion of Act I of our Push Me, Pull You series, we posed some remaining questions about (co-)authorship to Gordon, the 2011–13 Visiting Artist at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.
In order to examine the difficult topic of addiction and its consequences, Pushers uses celebrity culture as its lens, as a way to connect with West Philadelphia youth and encourage them to share their own experiences.
The Community Education Center has grown into an arts organization with a focus on cultivating a support system for artists, supported through residency and service programs.
For the past four years, Meg Foley has been inserting unexpected performance into ordinary life with her 3:15 dance project, in which she creates a dance, wherever she is, at exactly 3:15 p.m.
By convening a national task force of artists, cultural leaders, and city officials, led by Creative Time Chief Curator Nato Thompson, the OACCE will begin a yearlong discovery process to investigate how city government can engage a broad spectrum of communities in civic dialogue through large-scale temporary public art.
Jazz Bridge presents a concert featuring two musical duos: saxophonist Jimmy Heath and his brother, drummer Tootie Heath, and trumpeters and brothers Duane Eubanks and Robin Eubanks.
Pew Fellow Christopher Colucci on his progression from musician to sound designer, the music and books that inspire him, and more.
Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble restaged dances with new recordings in preparation for national and international tours.