2018-19 Performing Arts Series Events

The 2018-19 season celebrated art that wakes us up—to beauty, to full-out daring, and to a new understanding of the world we’re in.

ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury

Explore five installations and performances in the most extensive survey of the artist’s works to date.

Sep 6-23 | Various Locations on Campus and in Philadelphia

Gardens Speak
Wed-Sun | Sep 12-16 and 19-23 | Hepburn Teaching Theater

Abby Z and the New Utility: abandoned playground​

Nine dancers rip through complex sequences of hyper-physical dance.​

Fri-Sat | Dec 7-8 | 8 PM | Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall

Cynthia Hopkins

Wintry Mix Performance Festival, with Nichole Canuso, Cynthia Hopkins, and Friends

Two nights, two different curated samplers of what’s new in Philly performance, two dance parties.

Fri-Sat | Jan 25-26  | 8 PM | Hepburn Teaching Theater, Goodhart Hall

Sara Davis Buechner, Solo Piano Recital

One of the most vital pianists of our time presents a program spanning three centuries and three continents.

Sat | Mar 2 | 8 PM | Great Hall, Old Library

Ranky Tanky

Performing the timeless music of Gullah culture.​

Sat | Mar 23 | 8 PM | McPherson Auditorium, Goodhart Hall

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Major support for ear-whispered: works by Tania El Khoury was provided to Bryn Mawr College by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage. This project was presented in association with FringeArts. Additional support for ear-whispered was provided by Bryn Mawr College's Middle Eastern Studies Program. Additional support for Camp Pause was provided by Bryn Mawr College's Special Collections and Friends of the Library.

About the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series

Since 1984 the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has presented great artists and performances to Philadelphia-area audiences, creating an environment in which the value of the arts is recognized and celebrated. Providing talks and workshops free to the public to develop arts awareness and literacy, the Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series has partnered in recent seasons with such organizations as the Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania Ballet, Bryn Mawr Film Institute, and FringeArts. The Series has presented performances by such diverse luminaries as Trisha Brown Dance Company, Meredith Monk, John Waters, Jennifer Koh, the Khmer Arts Ensemble of Cambodia, and Urban Bush Women.

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The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series receives state arts funding support through a grant from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.