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Celebrate twenty years of dance enthusiasm!

PDP ANNUAL APPEAL 2017


Photo: PDP Presents Leah Stein Retrospective 2012 , Brian Mengini, photographer

In 2017 PDP is marking our 20th year of presenting Projects that offer distinctive opportunities for artists and audiences.

This October local choreographers Megan Mazarick and Jungwoong Kim were Bilateral Exchange Artists   experiencing an “amazing” and “wonderful” 3-week residency in Budapest, Hungary through support from the Trust for Mutual Understanding.

At the end of November we re-visited New York based artists, Christopher Williams’ and Gregory Spears’ dance/opera Wolf-in-Skins, as a continued work-in-process, through a special collaboration with the Kimmel Center for the Arts, in partnership with the America Opera Project and support from the National Endowment for the Arts. 

With recent multi-year core support from the William Penn Foundation and with the addition of new board members and a renewed strategic outlook, PDP is looking to the future, poised to reinvigorate its role in the creative community to serve dance in Philadelphia. We will be looking at new ways to achieve just that, through a shared umbrella aegis with independent artists and small companies.   

PDP is very excited to welcome new board members Eun Jung Choi, Guillermo Ortega, Stacey Mann and Interim Chair, Jeff Cain. 

Over the past 20 years we have built a fantastic chronology of impressive Projects in performance, workshops/classes, “informances,” professional development and other programs; from our very first presentation of a commissioned full length evening work by Rennie Harris and Grisha Coleman in 1997 through to the present showing of excerpts from Act 2 of Wolf-in-Skins  featuring the New Baroque Ensemble, “wunderkind” countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo and  a new custom creation from Puppet Kitchen International.

PDP continues our educational projects of DanceTAG and the Dance Artist Residency at Girls’ High.We continue the work of digitization and oral history transcriptions to expand the Local Dance History Project.
 
Please consider supporting Philadelphia Dance Projects this special anniversary year.  Why not add an extra $20  (or more…) to commemorate PDP at 20…. What more fitting way to celebrate twenty years of dance enthusiasm!
Thank you for your generous support. We welcome your continued participation in PDP.

Terry Fox, PDP Director

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PDP at 20…..

This iconic photo of Dancer/Choreographer, Rennie Harris was taken by Photographer, Bob Emmott at a photo shoot for Philadelphia Dance Projects.  In PDP’s first full season as an independent presenter we commissioned Harris and Dance/Music Artist Grisha Coleman to collaborate on a new work made possible in part with support from the MAP Fund.   The suite of dances and music  “Every Good Boy Does Fine” premiered at the Painted Bride  and at the Aaron Davis Hall in NYC in May of 1997.   This was Puremovement’s first full evening work and sections from the collaboration toured in RHPM for several years throughout the world.
That spring 1997 also included workshops by Deborah Hay and Ronald K Brown.
PDP with Arranged Introductions facilitated workshops with Leah Stein for young people of  Southwest Philly who performed with her at Bartram Gardens that year.
PDP, also, participated in the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema presenting a program by filmmaker/dancer Jo Andres.
Philadelphia Dance Projects was off to an auspicious start.
Throughout 2017 we will highlight some of this history, the projects and the artists…It’s an impressive and impactful history. 

 

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