nEW Festival

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Country and Region United StatesPennsylvania
Type of Festival Dance
Location of Festival Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Festival Contact Information

nEW Festival
P. O. Box 22354
Philadelphia, PA 19110 USA
Phone: +01 215-359-7775

Festival Description

The dance-driven artist fueled nEW Festival produced by Melanie Stewart Dance Theatre and features a series of dance performances and community classes at the The University of the Arts (UArts) School of Dance. The festival program features a winter festival in January and a summer festival in June each year. Throughout the year, nEW serves as an incubator for new work and offers some of Philadelphia’s most innovative dance artists a unique opportunity to engage in original choreographic research and development in a collaborative environment.

Since 2003, the nEW Festival has emerged as a distinct creative laboratory for dance-theater in Philadelphia. The nEW Festival encourages risk-taking and embraces the idea of cooperative and collaborative art-making, establishing a forum for creative exchange between artists and audiences. In residence at the University of the Arts School of Dance, nEW provides opportunities for choreographic research, professional development, peer mentorship and audience response in a variety of programs including master classes, studio showings and performances.

Festival Dates January 15 - 22, 2012
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  • In order of appearance—
    • File name: nEWCharlesO.Anderson-dtX.jpg
      Photo by: Alan Kolc
      Pictured: 09 presenting nEW Artist Charles O. Anderson with Karama Butler. Anderson will present the performance “evidence of things (un)said” - the first installment of “World Headquarters.”
    • File name: nEWCommunityClasses.jpg
      Photo by: Alan Kolc
      Pictured: nEW Festival Community Classes in progress.
    • File name: nEWEunJungChoi-Gonzalez-DaDaDance.jpg
      Photo by: Alan Kolc
      Pictured (L-R): 09 presenting nEW Artist Eun Jung Choi-Gonzalez with incoming nEW Artist Guillermo Ortega Tanus in Da•Da•Dance Project’s “Blueprint.”
    • File name: nEWOlivePrinceDance.JPG
      Photo by: Lindsay Browning
      Pictured: 09 presenting nEW Artist Olive Prince.
Schedule 2009:
  • Performances, June 3 – 7
  • Community Classes & Workshops, June 1 – 19
Venues 2009:
  • June 3 - 7, Performances at—
    • The Drake
      1512 Spruce Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • June 1 – 19, Workshops and Community Classes will be held at—
    • UArts Terra Building
      211 South Broad Street
      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Tickets 2009:
  • Tickets to all performances are $10-15
  • Seniors, Students and Dance Pass Holders receive a $5 discount
  • Ticket packages—
    • Unlimited Series Pass, $50
    • Admission to 2 Shows/Events, $20
    • 3 Shows/Events, $30
    • 4 Shows/Events, $40
  • Additional workshops and events range from free to $20
  • Tickets will be available beginning May 1, 2009 online at or by calling +01 215-359-7775
  • Additional information is available at


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