Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC
Photo by R. Kennedy for GPTMC
The new Philadelphia International Festival of the Arts (PIFA) will launch one year from today, April 7, 2011. It will feature 31 commissions in music, dance, drama and the visual arts, as well as the participation of 111 regional arts and cultural partner organizations collaborating on an expansive and diverse array of programs, performances, events and exhibits occurring throughout Philadelphia in spring 2011.

The 25-day festival is inspired by the Kimmel Center, and will focus on collaboration, innovation and creativity among Philadelphia arts organizations. Theater-related highlights will include the cabaret-style musical theater piece Bella: the Color of Love, inspired by Bella Chagall, the wife of painter Marc Chagall. There will also be circus events from Philadelphia School of Circus Arts, Grounded Aerial, and Fly School Circus Arts.

For more information, visit www.kimmelcenter.org.