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INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA 100 YEARS


INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA CELEBRATES 100 YEARS n

1,200 International and American residents annually

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240 arts and cultural events per year

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20,000 visitors every year

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100+ arts and cultural partners and collaborators yearly

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35 different colleges and universities represented

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33 years of premier Arts programming open to the public

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Over 20 different languages spoken

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250,000 sq. feet of fabulous space

OUR HISTORY Our story begins in 1908 when Waldo Stevenson, a missionary, and Edward Cope Wood, Director of the University of Pennsylvania Christian Association, chanced upon a group of Chinese students on campus. Touched by their evident loneliness and the prejudice and discrimination they and their friends experienced, Wood asked the Reverend and Mrs. A. Stevenson to open their Larchwood Avenue apartment to foreign students studying in the area.

Two years later in 1910, Wood persuaded the Christian Association to sponsor the Stevensons’ work. Thus began International House, a movement started in Philadelphia, now with 22 Houses around the globe. International Houses World Wide is united by one mission: To provide students of different nationalities and diverse cultures with the opportunity to live and learn together in a community of mutual respect, understanding, and international friendship.


OUR ROLE

YOUR PASSPORT

International House Philadelphia is unique among all other Houses. We do not solely provide students the opportunity to live and learn together; for over 30 years, IHP has presented distinctive film and performance — from classic to cutting-edge — to the Philadelphia region.

Read on to learn more about our special Centennial events — all of which are related to the central theme of Movement; and to view great offers from our colleagues in the Greater Philadelphia Community, which are presented to help us celebrate the region’s dynamic arts community.

Today we continue to serve as a cultural intersection where individuals and ideas connect in a vibrant setting.

We look forward to seeing you at upcoming events throughout our Centennial year.


“We look ahead to sustain our unique commitment to the social, cultural, and intellectual life of students and residents of the Greater Philadelphia region.”

LOOKING TOWARDS IHP’S FUTURE. As International House Philadelphia celebrates 100 years since its founding, I cannot help but imagine IHP’s future. From a chance meeting of a sympathetic individual and a group of Chinese students studying at Penn, a Movement grew. A Movement that now reaches people in nearly every continent through 22 International Houses World Wide. Going forward, IHP will continue to contribute to the development of skilled future leaders through intercultural, educational, and humanities programs. And we look ahead to sustain our unique commitment to the social, cultural, and intellectual life of students and residents of the Greater Philadelphia region. This year you’ll witness cultural and arts programming specifically conceived for IHP’s Centennial Celebration. Presented under the theme of Movement, the series features works from today’s leading visual artists and musicians, as well as selections for our robust film program. You will also discover cultural programs from our Resident Activities and Advisory Center, also created around the topic of Movement. IHP brings the best of international arts and culture to our neighbors; we invite you to visit as one of our valued Members this summer, and we welcome the chance for IHP to be a part of your many joyful memories this year! Tanya Steinberg Executive Director


WELCOME TO A GREAT PLACE. At International House Philadelphia we integrate students from around the world, representing over 80 countries, including the United States. We provide a place to live where cultural and ethnic differences are shared and celebrated, and where students can explore the American culture. Working with Residents and our constituents we embrace IHP’s overarching mission, “to encourage cooperation and respect among the peoples of all nations,” by providing community living and programs that educate Residents, while developing their interpersonal leadership and management skills. Never forgetting who we are, and who we are here to serve, the Residential Center continues to grow and adjust to the changing needs of its population. By providing self-development programs, leadership training, and the ability for Residents to create and design educational and social opportunities, we are continually allowing our Residents to define who they are. Many colleges, universities, and smaller organizations are recognizing the need for comfortable and safe learning environments for International and American student populations. However, at IHP we provide these services and much more. Here you will find a facility that is warm and welcoming, and a place that is culturally stimulating and thought provoking. Glenn Martin Director of Admissions + Resident Services

“We provide a place to live where cultural and ethnic differences are shared and celebrated.“


“The most unique, innovative, and influential performers [allow] us to both challenge and entertain our diverse audience.“

DISCOVER ADVENTUROUS ARTS PROGRAMMING. International House Philadelphia and The Ibrahim Theater present hundreds of public programs to over 20,000 Philadelphia area residents throughout the year, fostering a global community by celebrating the world’s cultural diversity and probing issues from an international perspective. For over 30 years, IHP has been the leading venue in Philadelphia for adventurous arts programming from around the globe. Film @ International House fosters a greater appreciation for film and the moving image as both a powerful means of artistic expression and as an avenue for greater cultural, political, and social understanding. Live @ International House presents the most unique, innovative, and influential performers of the late 20th century, allowing us to both challenge and entertain our diverse audience. And with an emphasis on experimentation and improvisation, the stage at IHP is the ideal forum for discovering new sounds and ideas. Art @ International House utilizes two gallery spaces to feature video and two-dimensional art, and showcases local artists and organizations in a non-traditional setting. We hope to see you throughout our Centennial year. And please visit our outstanding collaborators who so generously contributed to The Centennial Passport to the Arts. Renae Dinerman Director of Arts


INTRODUCING OUR CENTENNIAL SERIES — MOVEMENT. When an organization is able to commemorate 100 years since its founding, the opportunity is presented to ask important questions. How have the world and the organization changed in the last 100 years? And more importantly, how will the organization address the coming changes of the next 100 years? In recognition of the Centennial year of International House Philadelphia’s founding, we present a major exhibition of film, video, music, and mixed media work — all of which are related to the central theme of Movement. Movement is being interpreted both literally — in terms of work that embraces physical motion, changes through time, geographical shifts — and figuratively, in terms of work that moves between media or crosses the borders of convention. We are excited to both celebrate IHP’s 100th anniversary and look forward toward its future in arts programming. Throughout its history, IHP has served as a cultural intersection where individuals and ideas connect in a vibrant setting. Our hope is to build on an already-dynamic annual roster of film screenings and music events by opening up our theater and exhibition spaces to new forms of media that broaden the scope of our current programming. As a forum for shape-shifting, boundary-crossing art, the Movement series invites and engages creative cultural dialogue. The Curatorial Staff International House Philadelphia

“As a forum for shape-shifting, boundarycrossing art, the Movement series invites and engages creative cultural dialogue.“


PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS FOR OUR CENTENNIAL YEAR Pre-code Hollywood Outdoor Screenings features International House, Design for Living, Animal Crackers and Platinum Blonde. Bawdy? Risque? Unfiltered? These are some of the words used to describe the films made in Hollywood before the implementation of the Hays Code in 1934. These were often free of the type of censorship that would come as a result of the creation of the Production Code Administration. Perhaps one of the most important experimental artists living today, Michael Snow is a Canadian artist who creates in a multitude of mediums including film, video, sound, painting, sculpture, photography, and improvised music. Snow presents a survey of works both older and more recent and performs with longtime collaborator John Oswald, a composer, musician, and media artist based in Canada. Oscar-nominated director Sam Green (Weather Underground) presents Utopia in Four Movements. A years-in-the-making work of art, this multi-media project incorporates elements of documentary, live performance, and live music. It is presented as part of the Philadelphia Live Arts and Philly Fringe Festival. A Page of Madness is a collaborative work and live score, commissioned by IHP as a centerpiece of the Movement program. Local composer Gene Coleman and Japanese artist Akikazu Nakamura created a new musical composition for the 1926 Japanese silent film of the same name. This performance is a reimagining of the role of contemporary music in the interpretation and presentation of historic films. Six Plus Six is a video installation based on the myth of Persephone and consists of two films, one shown in one room and one shown another. Since the action and characters of the story are spread between the two rooms, each film is able to show only half the story.


Directors in Focus – The Early Films of Atom Egoyan features films from this acclaimed Canadian director prior to his breakthrough work Exotica. This series includes Calendar, Speaking Parts, Family Viewing and Next of Kin. Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts Weekend includes Independent Artist Movement in Cinematography, an evening of film dedicated to directors of silent cinema who utilized techniques of the Avant-Garde artists of the time; and Wave Upon Wave, by Soundfield, and Trade Winds from Japan, by Network for New Music, new works of music, video, and dance commissioned by and created for PIFA. Pop Cinema is a three-night exhibition of Pop Art film screenings with a discussion panel that surveys the influence of motion pictures on Pop Art. While many of the American and British artists associated with Pop Art created original films, only those of Andy Warhol are widely known. Pop Cinema raises awareness of the contributions other artists and film documenters made to the Pop Art film genre. This is the first time in the US that a collection of films represent the early appearance of Pop Art in motion picture. Matt Suib and Nadia Hironaka are Philadelphia-based artists who work primarily in video. Their productions are often comprised of large scale, multi-channel projections that are immersive visual environments. The duo will create a new two-channel piece accompanied by a live score by musician C Spencer Yeh (Burning Star Core).


MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION Thank you for visiting International House Philadelphia and The Ibrahim Theater. We welcome you to come often, and take advantage of our Individuals + Households and Corporate, Business + Non-Profit Organizations Membership Benefits. As a Member you will receive guest passes for screenings and performances, complimentary merchandise from the IHP Shop, and savings on courses in our Language Program. We offer a wide range of Membership Benefits and invite everyone from Students to Corporate Executives to join the IHP community. You too can discover the premier Arts and Cultural Programming that makes IHP a leading destination arts venue. For more information on how to become a Member, please contact us at 215.895.6553 or chawndab@ihphilly.org.


Live @ IHP: Anthony Braxton Sextet


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE ADMISSION. AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSEUM IN PHILADELPHIA

701 ARCH STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19016

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE COMPLIMENTARY TOUR. GERMAN SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA

PHIA 100 YEARS

611 SPRING GARDEN STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19123

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE FREE ADMISSION TO AN EXHIBIT. PHILADELPHIA ART ALLIANCE

251 SOUTH 18TH STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19103


from the film Zazie dans le metro by louis malle


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

20% OFF ONE STORE ITEM. WOODMERE ART MUSEUM

9201 GERMANTOWN AVENUE • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19118

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE FREE. ARS NOVA WORKSHOP

PHIA 100 YEARS

PLEASE VISIT WWW.ARSNOVAWORKSHOP.ORG FOR LOCATIONS

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

10% OFF ON ALL ICA PRODUCED CATALOGS OR MERCHANDISE. ICA - INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART 118 SOUTH 36TH STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19104


Siren by kaiqin zhang, ihp resident (china) + pafa student


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

50% OFF REGULAR ADMISSION. (NOT VALID FOR SPECIAL EVENTS).

AMERICAN SWEDISH HISTORICAL MUSEUM 1900 PATTISON AVENUE • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19145

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

BUY ONE CONCESSION ITEM, GET THE SECOND FREE. (FREE ITEM WILL BE OF EQUAL OR LESSER VALUE).

COMMONWEALTH CLASSIC THEATRE COMPANY

PHIA 100 YEARS

PLEASE VISIT WWW.COMMONWEALTHCLASSICTHEATRE.ORG FOR LOCATIONS

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

TWO-FOR-ONE SPECIAL TO FIRST PERSON STORYSLAMS.

(THE 2ND MONDAY OF EACH MONTH AT WORLD CAFE LIVE AND THE 4TH TUESDAY OF EACH MONTH AT L’ETAGE).

FIRST PERSON ARTS

WORLD CAFE LIVE • 3025 WALNUT STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19104

L’ETAGE • 624 SOUTH 6TH STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19147


from the film estilo hip hop by loira limbai and virgilio bravo


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

FREE ADMISSION WITH ONE PAID ATTENDANT. FRIENDS OF THE JAPANESE HOUSE & GARDEN (SHOFUSO)

4301 LANSDOWNE DRIVE • WEST FAIRMOUNT PARK PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19131

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE TICKET AT MEMBER’S PRICE. GEOGRAPHICAL SOCIETY OF PHILADELPHIA

PHIA 100 YEARS

PLEASE VISIT WWW.GEOGRAPHICALSOCIETY.ORG FOR LOCATIONS

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

BUY ONE TICKET, GET ONE FREE TO THE ENTIRE 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON OF THE PHILADELPHIA JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL. (OFFER MAY BE REDEEMED AT BOX OFFICE).

THE GERSHMAN Y

401 SOUTH BROAD STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19147


from the film birth of a robot by len lye


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

$5.00 OFF ADMISSION ON ANY PROGRAM. LAUREL HILL CEMETERY

3822 RIDGE AVENUE • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19132

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

DISCOUNT OF $2.00 OFF. (UP TO FOUR PEOPLE).

PLEASE TOUCH MUSEUM

PHIA 100 YEARS

MEMORIAL HALL IN FAIRMOUNT PARK 4231 AVENUE OF THE REPUBLIC • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19131

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

10% DISCOUNT IN GALLERY STORE. (EXCLUDES FRAMING).

THE PRINT CENTER

1614 LATIMER STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19103


animal collective from the film oddsac by danny perez


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

10% OFF ONE FULL PRICE TICKET FOR “SECRETS OF THE SCHUYLKILL” OR “BOAT TO BARTRAM’S GARDEN” RIVER TOURS.

(MUST PURCHASE IN ADVANCE BY CALLING DANIELLE AT 215.222.6030 X103; MENTION THE IHP PASSPORT).

SCHUYLKILL RIVER DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION CIRA CENTRE • 2929 ARCH STREET, 13TH FLOOR PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19104

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE HALF PRICE TICKET. (NOT VALID FOR PREVIEW PERFORMANCE).

INTERACT THEATER COMPANY

PHIA 100 YEARS

2030 SANSOM STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19103

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE FREE EVENING LECTURE. ATHENAEUM OF PHILADELPHIA

219 SOUTH 6TH STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19106


director kim longinotto


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

40% OFF THE PRICE OF DELEGATE AND DIPLOMAT MEMBERSHIPS. WORLD AFFAIRS COUNCIL OF PHILADELPHIA 1 SOUTH BROAD STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19107

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

25% OFF MURAL TOUR TICKETS PURCHASED ONLINE.

(USE THE DISCOUNT CODE “IHP” UPON CHECKOUT).

CITY OF PHILADELPHIA MURAL ARTS PROGRAM

PHIA 100 YEARS

LINCOLN FINANCIAL MURAL ARTS CENTER AT THE THOMAS EAKINS HOUSE • 1727-29 MOUNT VERNON STREET PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19130

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE FREE TICKET TO A CURTIS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT IN VERIZON HALL, OR TO A CURTIS OPERA THEATRE PRODUCTION IN THE PRINCE MUSIC THEATER. CURTIS INSTITUTE OF MUSIC

1726 LOCUST STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19103


Live @ ihp: art ensemble of chicago


CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE FREE ADMISSION TO ANY FILM @ EVENT. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA

3701 CHESTNUT STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19104

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE FREE ADMISSION TO ANY LIVE @ EVENT. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA

PHIA 100 YEARS

3701 CHESTNUT STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19104

CENTENNIAL PASSPORT TO THE ARTS EXP. 06/30/11

ONE FREE ADMISSION TO ANY CULTURE @ EVENT. INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA

3701 CHESTNUT STREET • PHILADELPHIA, PA • 19104


IHP WOULD LIKE TO THANK OUR COLLABORATORS African American Museum in Philadelphia American Swedish Historical Museum Ars Nova Workshop Athenaeum of Philadelphia City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program Commonwealth Classic Theatre Company Curtis Institute of Music First Person Arts Friends of the Japanese House & Garden (Shofuso) Geographical Society of Philadelphia German Society of Pennsylvania ICA - Institute of Contemporary Art InterAct Theater Company Laurel Hill Cemetery Philadelphia Art Alliance Please Touch Museum Schuylkill River Development Corporation The Gershman Y The Print Center Woodmere Art Museum World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

IHP CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE Christer Andresen Adelaide Ferguson, Esq. James M. Papada, III Richard Powell Edward J. Ryan

ALUMNI Sarvelia Peralta-Duran

ARTS COMMITTEE Jill Katz Joseph Newland Mimi Sheller Sean Stoops


INTERNATIONAL HOUSE PHILADELPHIA 100 YEARS


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