Program Archives: Fall 2003 - Summer 2004)

September 6, 2003
8th Annual Mid Autumn Festival

10th and Arch Streets
1 - 5:30 PM Carnival, performances and activities
6 PM Lantern procession (meet at AAU, 913 Arch Street)
7 – 10 PM Performances
Organized by Asian Americans United
Featuring performances by Philadelphia Chinese Opera Society, Sifu Shu Pui Cheung’s Hung Gar Kung Fu Academy, musicians Peter Tang and Anna Chan and many others, including artists and students participating in PFP residencies. For more information: 215.925.1538

September 15, 2003
Pew Fellowships in the Arts: PFP Technical Assistance/ folk arts information session

Fleisher Art Memorial
719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
6:00-7:30 PM
Staff from the Pew Fellowships in the Arts will explain their competitive grant program, offering $50,000 to artists, this year with a December deadline for folk and traditional arts.

September 23, 2003
PFP Technical Assistance/Artist Fellowship Workshop
PFP, 735 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
5:30-8:30 PM
Overview of the elements needed for many artist fellowship programs: biographical statements, work samples, resumes, plans or project descriptions. Attendees are asked to bring drafts and samples of work. A hands-on working session. Good for those interested in applying to Pew or other folk arts fellowship programs. Call us for more information.

PFP Technical Assistance/Follow-up working sessions at the PFP office:
October 20, 2003
, 3:30-8:00 PM
November 3, 2003
, 3:30–8:00 PM
Hands-on help for work begun on September 23rd.

January 24, 2004
Grants workshop
PFP, 735 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
10 AM – 1 PM
Technical Assistance workshop: folk arts grant-writing 101. An overview to grant-writing for folk and traditional artists and grassroots groups. Learn about grant opportunities and make your own calendar of deadlines. Introduction to budgets, project descriptions, and basic elements of grant-writing. For folk and traditional artists, ensembles, and grassroots organizations.

February 21, 2004
Grants workshop
PFP, 735 South 50th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19143
10 AM – 12 PM
Continuation of January Technical Assistance workshop (reservations required)

March 5, 2004
Mogauwane Mahloele, Tito Rubio, John Wilkie
Indre Recording Studios
1418 S. Darien St. (between 8th and 9th, off Reed), Philadelphia
7:30 PM
FREE
An open rehearsal of works-in-progress presented by artists in our Musicians-in-Residence program. Come hear new and traditional compositions by three superior Philadelphia musicians in an intimate and informal atmosphere with time set aside for audience-performer discussion about approaches to music-making. Read more. . .

March 16, 2004
Look forward and carry on the past
PFP video broadcast
8:30 PM & 12:30 AM
DUTV Channel 54
http://www.dutv.org

April 13, 2004
Look forward and carry on the past
PFP video broadcast
8:30 PM & 12:30 AM
DUTV Channel 54
http://www.dutv.org

PFP Technical Assistance/Follow-up working sessions at the PFP office:
March 27, 2004
, 10:00 AM - 1 PM
April 24, 2004
, 10:00 AM - 1 PMM
Hands-on help for work begun in January.

May 7, 2004
Germaine Ingram
Indre Recording Studios
1418 S. Darien St. (between 8th and 9th, off Reed), Philadelphia
7:30 PM
$10
Preview the choreography for Ellington’s Sacred Concerto to be premiered at the Kimmel on June 4. From the start, Duke Ellington's vision for his sacred music, which he composed in the last decade of his life, included jazz tap dance. Tap icon Honi Coles was an advisor to Ellington in the conception of the work, and the legendary hoofer Bunny Briggs created some of the most memorable moments in the 100+ presentations of the work that Ellington performed before his death in 1974. Philadelphia tap dancer Germaine Ingram presents her original choreography based on Ellington's extraordinary sacred opus, which he described as "people talking to people about God."

Wilkie, Mahloele, RubioJune 5, 2004
Mogauwane Mahloele, Tito Rubio, John Wilkie, and special guests: concert of South African, Flamenco, West African, and Afro-Cuban performance.
7:30 PM (Doors open at 7 PM)
Indre Recording Studios
1418 S. Darien St. (between 8th and 9th, off Reed), Philadelphia
$10
This concert is the culminating event of PFP’s Musicians-in-Residence project, highlighting the recent work of Mogauwne Mahloele, Tito Rubio, and John Wilkie along with some of their colleagues. BaPedi (South African) song-writer, singer, and instrumentalist Mahloele will premiere a solo work. Rubio, flamenco guitarist, will perform alongside musical collaborators Roger Mgrdichian (Armenian oud player) and Joe Tayoun (Lebanese percussionist), flamenco dancer Anna Rubio and singer Antonia Arias, and belly dancer Michele Tayoun, exploring the Arabic and North African elements of flamenco tradition. Wilkie will take the stage with members of his Kulu Mele Ensemble, including Peache Jarman, Ishmael Jackson and drummer/dancer Dorothy Wilkie, presenting West African and Afro-Cuban percussion.

June 12, 2004
Technical Assistance Workshop: Summer Grant Deadlines (for folk and traditional arts)
9:30-11:30 AM
PFP office, 735 South 50th Street
FREE
Work together with others on applications for PCA 5-County, Fellowship (crafts) and Apprenticeship funding programs. Please call for more information: 215.726.1106. Reservations required.

June 15, 2004
Local knowledge: true stories storytelling recording session
(open telling)
6:00- 8:00 PM
Indre Recording Studios
1418 S. Darien St. (between 8th and 9th, off Reed), Philadelphia
FREE
We invite people to share local knowledge: tell true stories about standing up for justice, about taking a stand, about fighting for rights here in Philadelphia, about coming into self-knowledge. (Tellers will be recorded as part of PFP documentation project : tellers will receive a sample CD.)

July 20
(9 PM)and July 24 (10 PM),2004
"I choose to stay here"
Documentary video premiere broadcast: collaboration between Community Leadership Institute, PFP and Barry Dornfeld.
WYBE-TV Channel 35

November 7, 2003 - present
Plenty of Good Women Dancers: African American Women Hoofers from Philadelphia

On display at the PFP office, in honor of the women pioneers pictured, and in association with PFP's spring program featuring Germaine Ingram's new piece (see May 7 below).