Painted Bride Art Center
1 Dec 2016
Faustin Linyekula's Philly Files. Photo by Jen Cleary.
Rehearsal for Reggie Wilson’s Stamped Stomped Stumped. Photo by Maureen Wellner.
As a presenting arts organization, the Painted Bride offers a wide range of work—from the cutting edge to that which is simply new to Philadelphia—in music, dance, spoken word, and theater. Located in Old City in a building that glitters with one of Isaiah Zagar's mirrored mosaics, the Bride's Center-supported work includes Bill T. Jones' Body Against Body, which revisited and showcased the groundbreaking choreography of Jones and his late collaborator and partner, Arnie Zane; Skins & Songs, which featured new collaborative compositions from the Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra and Philip Hamilton's Voices, an a cappella and vocal percussion group; a commission of a new play, If She Stood, from three-time Obie Award-winning writer, director, and actor Ain Gordon; and the 20-month Re-Place-ing Philadelphia project, which used art as a lens for viewing the city and its history.