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, and an 81-foot, 6,000-light-bulb replica of the Eiffel Tower. With over 1,500 artists and 135 … Continue reading PIFA: App(lause)

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 (AMLA), an organization dedicated to teaching and inspiring Latin music and dance throughout the Philadelphia … Continue reading PIFA Builds Puentes/Bridges

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 and international artists—in almost every field imaginable—to Philadelphia is transforming The Avenue of the Arts … Continue reading Au Revoir PIFA

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 of Media Arts and Design presents “Brave New World:  Fashion and Freedom, 1911-1919.”  See how … Continue reading PIFA: Fashion Forward

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 celebrating the partnership between local and international talent, and traditional and innovative artistry. With performances … Continue reading Philly: Ring My (Artistic) Bell!