Announcing the New Paths Festival

Ars Nova Workshop is pleased to announce the New Paths Festival for April and May 2014. With New Paths, ANW looks to the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson for inspiration: “Do not follow where the path may lead. Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.”

New Paths is a citywide festival conceptually connecting some of the most innovative artists in the world to a variety of historic and peculiar Philadelphia spaces. The work of these artists is inherently adventurous, but New Paths aims to deepen artists’ engagement with their performance space as well as with our city’s history, cultures and people, making these events uniquely Philadelphian.

Participating artists and venues include:

KEN VANDERMARK’S MADE TO BREAK
// BARNES FOUNDATION

MILFORD GRAVES
// BARTRAM’S GARDEN

WILLIAM PARKER-MUHAMMAD ALI-MARSHALL ALLEN
WILLIAM PARKER-MUHAMMAD ALI-DAVE BURRELL
WILLIAM PARKER-MUHAMMAD ALI-ODEAN POPE
WILLIAM PARKER-MUHAMMAD ALI-BOBBY ZANKEL

// FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH

MATS GUSTAFSSON’S SWEDISH AZZ
// AMERICAN SWEDISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM

ST. FRANCIS DUO (Steve Noble + Stephen O'Malley)
// ST. FRANCIS DE SALES

PETER BRÖTZMANN
// GERMAN SOCIETY’S HORNER MEMORIAL LIBRARY

And more!

More details here. Individual event tickets will go on sale this week, but we’re releasing a limited number of festival passes at a 20% discount. To purchase a festival pass click here.

New Paths Festival has been supported by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage.