upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

upcoming grant deadline: 03/01/2018

Sinta Penyami Hite

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Mutia Riasinta Penyami Hite (nickname: Sinta) is originally from Indonesia. Her parents hailed from Poso in Central Sulawesi, one of the country’s main islands. Beginning her dance training at age five, she studied the art in earnest throughout elementary school. In Jakarta she began studying Pamonian dance under Rein Puragombo, a protégé of renowned Yogyakarta culturalist Bagong Kussudiarja, and choreographer of a new style of Pamonian dance (kreasi baru). At age ten, Sinta began performing at various venues including the Indonesia Miniature Park (Taman Mini Indonesia Indah). In 1999, she relocated from Indonesia to the US. Never losing her passion for dancing, she began performing with members of the Indonesian community in Delaware at various community and school events. In 2008 she founded the Indonesian Cultural Club of Delaware (ICC) which has performed with Gamelan Semara Santi of Swarthmore College in many events, including the 2012 Astral Artists Concert Series. Her diverse dance experience ranges from traditional Indonesian folk dances, Modern, Hip-Hop and Latin styles. Sinta is the founder and dance instructor of Modero Dance Company, which serves to promote these dance genres through unique choreography and fusion. In addition to leading Modero, Sinta is currently performing and traveling with the Salt Shaker Brigade, a dance team under the direction of Mambodelphia Entertainment and teaching traditional Indonesian dances to the students of Folk Arts Cultural Treasures Charter School (FACTS). Sinta is also a certified fitness and Zumba instructor, and enjoys her experiences teaching dance to children, adults, and senior citizens alike.

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Leeway Transformation Award

The Transformation Award provides unrestricted annual awards of $15,000 to women and trans* artists living in the Delaware Valley region who create art for social change and have done so for the past five years or more, demonstrating a long-term commitment to social change work. 2018 applications will be available in January, 2018. [read more]

deadline 05/15
Upcoming events
10/2811:00 am - 5:00 pm

awQward Talent Camp Philly: A Weekend Workshop by Trans & Queer Artists of Color

This 12-hour workshop over the course of two days will make space for artists of all disciplines to strengthen their work through writing. Artists J Mase III (ACG '07), Brooklyn Dreamwolf (YaliniDream & Jendog Lonewolf), Dane Figueroa Edidi, and Regie Cabico will facilitate workshops on performance, hip hop lyricism, writing and more. 

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12/031:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Conversation and Workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed

On Sunday, December 3, join Institute of Contemporary Art for a conversation and workshop with Kameelah Janan Rasheed—an artist whose work is featured in the exhibition Speech/Acts—co-presented with the Leeway Foundation.

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