Keisha Hutchins in performance, March 2017. Photo: Natasha Cohen-Carroll.

Keisha Hutchins in performance, March 2017. Photo: Natasha Cohen-Carroll.

Performance

World-class artists take a turn in the spotlight with Intercultural Journeys’ mainstage performance series. Drawing from music, dance, the spoken word, and other art forms, Intercultural Journeys presents vibrant and intriguing work that amplifies diverse cultural perspectives.

 

2017-18 Season: Borders & Boundaries

Borders. Political, personal, and arbitrary, our boundaries can define us—and define how others view us. Navigate the boundaries with us this season, as Intercultural Journeys crosses between genres, genders, and geography to explore the real and imaginary lines that lend definition to our world.

Udi Bar-David.

Udi Bar-David.

Merging Identities: October 1

Sound. Dance. Design. Solo identities unite in a creative common language as ARTolerance lights up the stage. Cellist Udi Bar-David, percussionist Rolando Morales Matos, graphic designer Mehdi Saeedi, and dancer Chloe Perkes transform in performance, knitting together multihued threads of culture, religion, and genre into a single, stunning tapestry.

Yolanda Wisher. Photo: Mark Palaccio.

Yolanda Wisher. Photo: Mark Palaccio.

Pirate Jenny's Conspiracy: November 5

Pirate Jenny, the vengeful heroine dreamed up in Kurt Weill’s Threepenny Opera, sails into the 21st century as a modern-day poet and blueswoman. Yolanda Wisher, Philadelphia’s Poet Laureate, imagines this retelling, inspired by Nina Simone’s powerful 1964 cover of the iconic song.