Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 2008

Date: August 29, 2008 - September 13, 2008

Philadelphia Live Arts Festival 2008
Various locations – see the Festival Web site for details

Philadelphia, PA 19103


The 12th annual Philadelphia Live Arts Festival, which will run from August 29 – September 13, 2008, will feature an innovative and highly interdisciplinary program of performances by acclaimed U.S. artists from Philadelphia and New York, and internationally renowned artists from Austria, Belgium, France, Norway, Poland, Spain, and Sweden.

Celebrated international and Philadelphia area directors, choreographers, and performers will collaborate to create new work exclusive to the 2008 Festival. Twenty-two artists will present works of dance and theater, including sixteen world or U.S. premieres, which showcase a diverse range of styles and structures in a variety of traditional and unusual performance sites throughout the city.

Collaborations between international and Philadelphia artists will bring a world view to the Festival, exposing local artists and audiences to a diverse range of cultural influences.

Festival Producing Director Nick Stuccio says, “We are extremely fortunate to have a group of world class artists in our city, and we’re excited to cultivate new collaborations between world renowned contemporary art makers and our hotbed of local talent. Among these projects are chances for a fantastically talented pool of Philadelphia-based artists to create work with two of the most sought after director/choreographers in the world, Jo Strømgren and Jérôme Bel. This marks the first time they have created work with actors or dancers outside of their own companies, and it provides new opportunities to inspire one another and to continue to spread the word about the amazing art being made here in Philadelphia.”

Tickets are on sale now for the Philadelphia Live Arts Festival at Information is also available for Philly Fringe, which runs in conjunction with the Festival.

Photo on homepage by R. Kennedy for GPTMC. Philadelphia Live Arts Festival & Philly Fringe.

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