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PIFA: App(lause)

And we’re off! Last week, the spark of innovation, creativity and collaboration ignited the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) at the Kimmel Center with gravity-defying aerials by Grounded Aerial, a gala performance of Pulcinella by the Pennsylvania Ballet, … Continue reading

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PIFA Builds Puentes/Bridges

An infusion of Latin flavor is spicing up the Paris-inspired Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) on April 29. “Puentes/Bridges” features the collaboration of the Philadelphia Orchestra and Intercultural Journeys with the student musicians of Artistas y Musicos Latino-Americanos … Continue reading

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Au Revoir PIFA

After 25 days, 1,500 artists and more than 135 events, the City of Brotherly Love bids adieu to the Paris-inspired Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA). But not without a bonne soirée! The inaugural festival responsible for bringing local … Continue reading

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From Cuba to PIFA

Commissioned by the Arden Theatre as part of the Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), the play Wanamaker’s Pursuit tells the story of a young Nathan Wanamaker’s arrival in Paris in search of the latest fashions for his family’s … Continue reading

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PIFA: Fashion Forward

Paris is a fashion capital of the world.  To honor the artistry responsible for clothing royalty, supermodels and mere mortals, the Paris-inspired Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA), explores Parisian fashion—past and present. First, Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College … Continue reading

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PIFA: Paris… Philly

How can one decade affect the course of history?  More than a century later, the arts—music, theatre, visual, dance, design—borne in Paris between 1910 and 1920 inspire a new art movement across the Atlantic.  From April 7 to May 1, … Continue reading

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Philly: Ring My (Artistic) Bell!

This spring, the city best known for ringing the bell of liberty is pumping up its artistic volume with the first-ever Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA).   From April 7 to May 1, 2011, all the city’s a stage … Continue reading

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Philly: Get Your Culture Versatile

Philadelphia is not called the City of Brotherly Love for nothing!  After years of courting LGBT travelers with the innovative “Get Your History Straight and Your Nightlife Gay®” tourism campaign, Philly became one of the top 10 most visited U.S. … Continue reading

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Josephine Baker: Free to Be

“One day I realized I was living in a country where I was afraid to be black.  It was only a country for white people.  Not black.  So I left.  I had been suffocating in the United States… A lot … Continue reading

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From World’s Fair to Art Festival

. Built to celebrate the 1889 World’s Fair, the Eiffel Tower was originally meant to stand for only 20 years. Now, explored by millions of people and considered the “most-visited paid monument in the world,” the Eiffel Tower has become … Continue reading

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