Fall 2019 

This Fall, PDP is pleased to announce that we are participating in the BILATERAL Exchange - now in it’s 11th year - offering this wonderful opportunity for local artists. In the New Year, PDP will present work of over ten local artists, along side of some out-of-towners. 
Please join us to see what these most excellent dance artists have been up to….


BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange

Philadelphia choreographer/performers Paige Phillips and Annie Wilson will participate in the 2019 BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange in Budapest September 30 to October 22. The artists will be hosted by Műhely Alapítvány/Workshop Foundation. The Exchange is a cultural and creative residency with the intent to reveal the experience of dance artists in both cities, as well as build connections between the two communities.
This project is made possible with support from the Trust For Mutual Understanding
Jungwoong Kim, Ellie Goudie Averill, Cole Highnam, Seth Wenger perform excerpt of JUNKSPACE choreographed by Tori Lawrence in PDP’s “Danube/Schuylkill”   Fall 2018  photo credit: Vance Gellert

PDP Presents 2020

PDP will revive its popular PDP Presents Dance Up Close series of performances, “informances,” workshops and film screenings in Winter/Spring 2020. Stay tuned…
PDP Presents is made possible with support from the William Penn Foundation.


THANKS! to everyone for participating PDP’s Old City Arts History Project Symposium on February 23
Read about it on Broad Street Review here.


With a Discovery Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia Dance Projects has begun to research the legacy and history of artists and their activities, who were living and working in Old City circa 1975-1980.
This discovery process grows out of PDP’s Local Dance History Project (2010)- which pursued an understanding of the roots of contemporary dance in Philadelphia. A significant number of dance artists were at the core of founding and/or creating and presenting work through Old City Arts during that era. Critical to understanding this evolution is the interplay with other artists in other disciplines particularly music, theater or performance art and the visual arts.
By exchanging this information and ideas about this history, artists and audiences may come to appreciate the depth of work being created today, not only in terms of style and interdisciplinary interaction, but also the social and urban nexus with which art connects.
The Discovery process activities to date have included identifying the artists, neighbors, audiences and others who shared in the experience of Old City as an organic arts phenomenon. We have been working with scholars, artists and community partners as advisors and participants in research process.

Discovery Project Team:
Terry Fox, PDP Director
Jeff Cain, Project Manager
Brett Mapp, Community Liaison, Director of Operations Manager Old City
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Faculty ETW at NYU, UArts, Curator Danspace
Melissa Rachleff-Burtt, NYU Steinhardt Faculty NYU, Co-Curator Exit Art Margaret Winslow, Curator Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum


A CALL for information, materials or personal stories for this history project, please contact PDP.
OCA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2110247489298667/                           
Email: infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org
Please take our survey….https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OldCityArtsHistory
Support for the research and development of THE OLD CITY ARTS HISTORY PROJECT has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. 




Your contribution to PDP will directly assist in presenting local artists in PDP Presents 2020. Please donate now. Thank you. 

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