Kent Dance Ensemble Welcomes Silvana Cardell as Guest Artist
The Kent Dance Ensemble, under the artistic direction of Gregory King, welcomed guest artist Silvana Cardell February 15 - 19, 2018. During her residency, Cardell restaged excerpts from her award winning "Supper! People on the Move!" The Kent Dance Ensemble will perform the restaged piece during the Kent Dance Ensemble: Prime concert in April.
Silvana Cardell has been creating and presenting solo, group, collaborative and multidisciplinary work in her native Argentina, in the US, and internationally since 1990. Her repertory has been performed in Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Poland, Bulgaria, and in the US. An award winning choreographer, Cardell is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards, including: the prestigious Premio Fundacion Antorchas (2001), the Secretaria de Cultura de la Ciudad de Buenos Aires support (1993-2002), the Red Latinoamericana de Productores de Danza y Teatro (1995), the Instituto Nacional del Teatro funding (1995-2002), the Temple University Fellowship (2002-2005), the Swarthmore College Project (2005, 2014, 2015), the Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage Performance grant (2015), and a National Dance Project from the New England Foundation for the Arts- (2017).
From 1992 to 2002, Cardell directed S. Cardell Danza and Escuela de Danza del Abasto – a three-year certified dance program – and Sala Ana Itelman – a performance space which showcased both national and international avant-garde dance and physical theater productions. Both were sponsored by Secretaria de Cultura de la Nacion and Instituto Nacional del Teatro.
She holds a Masters in Fine Arts in Choreography from Temple University where she received a Future Faculty Fellowship. Her undergraduate degree is from The University of the Arts where she received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance and was the recipient of a President Award. From 2004 to 2009, Cardell served on the faculty at University of the Arts, and she is currently the Chairperson and Director of Dance at Georgian Court University in New Jersey, since the fall of 2009.
She directs Cardell Dance Theater, a professional ensemble that gathers artists to create innovative and provocative dance performances. The company was founded as S. Cardell Danza in 1992 in Buenos Aires, based at Sala Ana Itelman and performing in major dance festivals sponsored by Red Latinoamericana de Productores de Danza, Fundacion Antorchas, Instituto Nacional del Teatro and Secretaria de Cultura de la Nacion, among others.
Relocated to Philadelphia in 2009 and renamed as Cardell Dance Theater, the company presented work at the H. Prince Theater, the Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts, The Painted Bride, The Wilma Theater, Christ Church Neighborhood Theater, The Arts Bank, the CEC Theater, Georgian Court University, Swarthmore College, Mt Vernon Dance Space, Falls Bridge - Philly PARD, New Dance House, New Festival, SDHS at The University of the Arts, The Ice Box at the Crane Building, and at La MaMa in New York City. Through Philadelphia Dance Projects, non-profit organization Cardell Dance Theater has received a Philadelphia Cultural Fund, a multiyear grant 2018-2020 for organization operational support.
Supported by a NEFA – National Dance Project touring grant, Cardell Dance Theater has a 2017-2018 tour, starting at Black Mountain Museum in North Carolina, then continuing on to the Ferst Center in Atlanta, and the Dance Complex in Massachusetts.