The last show of choreography by Philip Grosser before he retiresOct 23rd, 2012 | By Steven Weisz | Category: Artist Profiles
Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance will present two performances of Philip Grosser’s show called “AN OFFERING” in Conwell Dance Theater on Friday and Saturday, October 26 and 26 at 7:30 PM. Conwell Dance Theater is on the 5th floor of Conwell Hall on the N.E. corner of Broad Street and Montgomery Avenue in
On January 1st, 2008, dance professor Philip Grosser had a stroke which changed his choreography. It is still visual and musical but he is now deeply exploring character and relationship. He is retiring this year from Temple’s Dance Department and would like to share a sampling of his work from before and after his stroke.
Mr. Grosser received his BFA from the State University of New York, College at Purchase and his MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. His areas of expertise include the teaching of modern dance technique, composition and choreography. A former performer with the companies of Martha Graham and Pearl Lang, he has presented and performed his choreography throughout the United States and England. He has been a choreographer in residence for American Ballet Theater’s Emerging Artist Project, at The Yard in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts and at American Dance Festival in Durham, North Carolina. In 1998, Grosser’s work was featured in the Philadelphia Fringe Festival. In 2000, he was awarded a Dance Advance grant, funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts. He is a 2004 recipient of a Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, of a Summer Research Fellowship from Temple University, and a Dean’s Grant from the Boyer College of Music and Dance, Temple University. He is also a 2005 recipient of a Boyer College Dean’s Grant. In 2007 he presented a January season at the Joyce SOHO in New York City. In 2010 and 2011 Phil presented his choreography in Philadelphia’s INhale performance series. In addition to his work as a dance artist and educator, Philip Grosser is an accomplished ceramic artist.
Tickets: $20 general admission
$15 students and senior citizens
$10 for Temple Employees or patrons with DancePass
$5 with Temple Student Owlcard
For on-campus, cash only ticket sales go to the Liacouras Center Box Office, 1776 North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA.
Open Monday-Friday, 10-5 and Saturday 10-3.
Purchase tickets online at www.liacourascenter.com or call 1-800-298-4200.
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***Photo by Bill Hebert