Two Faculty Members Named 2013 Guggenheim Fellows
Jazz Studies faculty Jean-Michel Pilc and Dance Education faculty Claire Porter have been awarded 2013 Guggenheim Fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. According to the Foundation, "Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts." This year's recipients were chosen from approximately 3,000 applicants in the United States and Canada.
NYU Jazz Piano Faculty Jean-Michel Pilc was born in Paris, France, in 1960. He has performed with many icons of American and European jazz music including Roy Haynes, Michael Brecker, Dave Liebman, Jean Toussaint, Rick Margitza, Martial Solal, Michel Portal, Daniel Humair, Marcus Miller, Kenny Garrett, Lenny White, fellow NYU Jazz Faculty member Chris Potter, John Abercrombie, Lew Soloff, and Richard Bona. He has also worked with Harry Belafonte, as his musical director and pianist. http://www.jeanmichelpilc.com
Claire Porter, known for her smart comedic work mixing language and movement, has performed Claire Porter / PORTABLES internationally with appearances in India, Scotland, Germany, Holland, England, Latvia, and Korea. She teaches Introduction to Laban Movement Analysis for the Dance Education M.A. program. She has an M.A. in Dance from Ohio State, a B.A. in Mathematics from The College of New Rochelle, and is a Laban Movement Analyst. http://www.cportables.com