Urban Unrest      Choreographer Tommie-Waheed Evans

FALL 2020 PDP Presents
PDP Informances on Zoom
Dance Series September thru December
Mid-Week-Wednesdays at 7PM

Join us for real time interaction with three choreographers, a historian and a filmmaker.

In this year of pandemic the definition of zoom has been irrevocably changed.
Now most of us are spending time on the internet with that brand name,
and PDP’s signature presentation of Informances will go zooming, too!
The camera definition of taking a long shot to a close-up most aptly applies to our new online series in which our signature presentation of Informances will give inquisitive audience members access to focus in on what dance people are doing, researching and creating.  
Not just talking heads, but video excerpts, visuals and short dance films will be featured.

The diverse roster of accomplished presenters includes:

Megan Mazarick,  Choreographer   September 9
Tommie-Waheed Evans, Choreographer  October 14
Lynn Matluck-Brooks, Historian    October 28
Christopher Williams, Choreographer   November 11
Amalia Colon-Nava,  Choreographer/videographer   December 2

RSVP to infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org and we will forward the link to you.
FREE or pay what you will……


PDP would like to remind you to exercise your right to VOTE 

June 8,2020  Dance Community’s CALL TO ACTION

A Letter to Mayor Kenney & City Council, please read here.


In early March of 2020 we made the decision to postpone the final production of PDP’s Mid-Winter/Mid-Week dance series DANCE UP CLOSE due to a global pandemic.
At that time we thought we could re-set the performances for June or maybe early Fall.
We cancelled our workshops including DanceTAG until further notice.
The season so far had been going very well, with sold out capacity audiences, beautiful performances and excellent press review. (January and February)  We were excited about the finale, a mixed program of dance on film and video and live duets and solos. We plan to feature those artists again.
In the meantime you can see the videos of the first two programs of DANCE UP CLOSE 2020 on PhillyCAM. We will post the link soon.


Archiving work on PDP’s Artists History Projects is ongoing

Local Dance History Project 




PDP continues to need and welcome your support.  THANK YOU.

Terry Fox, Director & PDP Board: Jeff Cain, Chair, Chris Deephouse, Treasurer, Eun Jung Choi, Curt Haworth, Stacey Mann, Guillermo Ortega, Alexis Pappas, James Shelly, Jonathan Stein, Joan Myers Brown, Member Emerita.

PDP gratefully acknowledges support from The William Penn Foundation, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial, Vanguard Charitable Foundation, Covid-19 Arts Aid PHLmany Individual Donors and community partner Philadanco and  Muhely Alapitvany/Workshop Foundation.




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