Penn Live Arts Blog / May 2023

Tap wunderkind Caleb Teicher brings SW!NG OUT, a Lindy Hop big band sensation

Posted May 31, 2023

Barely out of high school, Caleb Teicher burst onto the world stage thrilling audiences with their charismatic personality, youthful vitality and switchblade feet. In lieu of college, Teicher, who uses the gender-neutral pronouns they and them, followed their dream to “make it” as a jazz, tap and swing dancer in New York City. In 2011, as a teenager, Teicher performed in works by tap masters Michelle Dorrance (was a founding member of her company) and Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards at their shared concert. This performance won Teicher their first Bessie Award for outstanding individual performance. Read more...

Announcing our summer internship funding awards

Posted May 11, 2023

Left to right: Evan Golinsky, Ejun Hong, Heather Shieh and Lucy Gale
As another academic year draws to a close, we are delighted to announce four winners of our summer internship funding awards. Made possible by alumni support including gifts from the Class of ’93 and Class of ‘72, these awards will enable students to accept internships in talent management, film production and television, and will support their moving and living expenses during summer 2023. A record number of applicants with a wide range of arts and entertainment career interests made the decision process competitive and challenging. Read more...

5Q with three uke superstars

Posted May 1, 2023

On May 7, we are excited to welcome George Hinchliffe's Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain to perform in Philadelphia for the very first time. These much-loved uke superstars are masters of the unexpected, re-imagining a menagerie of rock, pop, jazz, blues and classical, and anything else they think is ripe for the picking. Ahead of the show, we connected with not one, but three of these musicians to learn a bit more about them and their music. Read more...