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The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

The Center, established in 2005, is dedicated to stimulating a vibrant cultural community in the five-county Southeastern Pennsylvania region. The Center makes grants in seven areas—dance, visual art exhibitions, heritage, cultural management, music, theater, and individual artist’s fellowships—supporting area artists and organizations whose work is distinguished by excellence, imagination, and courage. Each year, these grants make possible several hundred performing arts events, as well as history and visual arts exhibitions and other public programs for audiences in Philadelphia and its surrounding counties. Beyond its work as a unique and exemplary grantmaker in the arts, the Center is also a hub for the discussion and exchange of ideas concerning artistic expression, cultural interpretation, and audience engagement, organizing and presenting a lively host of activities that aim to build programmatic and management capacity among constituents. Highlights of Center professional development events include trips, symposia, lectures, reading groups, master classes, and workshops. The Center also commissions and publishes scholarship and research on issues that grow directly out of our experience funding cultural practice.


Susan Foster! Susan Foster! Three Performed Lectures is published by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, and is the third installment in the danceworkbook series produced by the Center.

The danceworkbook series establishes a body of reference material concerned with interrogating a variety of choreographic processes–stages of creation and development that form the “back story” to the finished dances audiences see in performance. Preceding volumes in the danceworkbook series are BRAIDING / UNBRAIDING / REBRAIDING: Headlong Dance Theater, which examines artistic process in collaboration with Tere O’Connor, and BELONGING AND SOLO: Roko Kawai: An Artist’s Workbook.

The Performances

The series Susan Foster! Susan Foster! Bodies of Work : 3 Lectures : Performed was produced by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage with the cooperation of the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival on March 21–22 and September 11, 2011. All performances took place at the Live Arts Studio then located at 919 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA. The Center wishes to thank Dr. Linda Caruso Haviland, Jorge Cousineau, Janelle Kauffman, Arden Theatre Company, the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival staff and volunteers, and Craig Peterson, Director of the Live Arts Brewery & Philly Fringe.

The Live Arts Brewery (LAB) is supported with funds from the Kresge Foundation, the Independence Foundation, and PNC Arts Alive.


All videography by Jorge Cousineau and Janelle Kauffman. Video editing and still images by Jorge Cousineau.

Workbook Design

This danceworkbook was designed and coded by n|a designlab.

©2012 The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

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