September 21, 2016 - 7:00pm
PDP is pleased to announce that Anna Biczok and Imre
Vass will guest artists in Philadelphia beginning mid-September for a three week creative and
cultural exchange residency. Both have
collaborated with choreographer Adrienn Hod, who was Bilateral Artist in the
Fall of 2014. Imre also toured as dancer
with Ultima Vez/Wim Vendekebus in 2009-10.
April 17, 2016 - 1:00pm
Movement is our first expressive and aesthetic experience. We DANCE from the time we are born, if not before. The early years are a critical time for developing understanding of self, others, and the world around us. How do we create experiences for the youngest children (0-5 yrs) to express, explore, create, move and dance? Teaching infants, babies, toddlers, preschoolers and their adult caregivers has unique opportunities and challenges.
April 3, 2016 - 1:00pm
The body is a universally available instrument for creating rhythmic, musical orchestrations composed of claps, slaps, and stamps. Body percussion is a very accessible and playful tool for teaching rhythm, musicality, and physical coordination, as well as inspiring group engagement and positive peer interactions. It can be done in small spaces, with adults and children, and lends itself to simplicity and complexity as needed. Nothing required but the body and some concentration! Dance TAGers will come away with a fresh and useful skill set, and will have a lot of fun in the process!
March 13, 2016 - 1:00pm
join TAG for a unique workshop with Cherie Hill, teaching artist visiting from
the Bay Area. The workshop will look at how two forms, one that is
concept-based, and the other, body-based, can be used to gain a deeper
understanding of African dance through a creative format. Concepts can
be utilized to move the body polyrhythmically while expressing essences of
African movement. We will begin with a warm-up that incorporates developmental
patterns and African dance movements, then move into an exploration that
focuses on the energy concepts of contract and expand.
December 6, 2015 - 1:00pm
artists and physical theatre makers Tasha Milkman and Maryruth Stine team up to
offer a unique opportunity to discover how silent stories weave strong webs
between performer and audience, action and imagination. This workshop will
include a warm-up and skill building activities in mime and expression that
will explore storytelling, character, and performance. Look forward to short
performances that will change your definition of mime, and absorb new skills
for solo and ensemble pieces.