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Throughout the year, Philadelphia Dance Projects presents stimulating and provocative programs, from performances by renowned independent dance artists and companies to film events, workshops, classes, educational programs, and forums for artists, aspiring artists, and students, all geared toward a broad-based audience.

Artists Driven Archive/Dancing through time…

Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 6:30pm

An archive is not synonymous with dust or sleep…

Come to an informative (and exciting!) session with Margery Sly, Director SCRC, Temple Libraries and Terry Fox, Project Director, PDP’s Local Dance History Project, for dance artists and their collaborators, [composers, set designers, photographers, videographers, costumers designers, presenters, etc]. It’s important for dance artists to be part of Philly’s cultural history.  Sly and Fox will discuss the general and the specific about archiving your work, from what constitutes a collection to copyright, and the several ways you can participate in the Local Dance History Project. 

Light snacks will be provided. Please RSVP to 215.546.2552 or infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org

Location: 
PhillyCAM
699 Ranstead Street
Philadelphia, PA

DanceTAG- Laban's Effort/Shape - A Springboard to Teaching and Learning with Rhonda Moore

Sunday, November 23, 2014 - 1:00pm

Pioneering dance theorist Rudolf Laban (1879-1958) developed a way of generating and describing human movement that has become an important tool in dance learning. His Effort/Shape principles offer an array of concepts and vocabulary that can be used to fuel dancing, choreography and discussion. Whether you are familiar with Effort/Shape or if these ideas are new to you, come to TAG for a chance to experiment with shape and space, time and place, and to understand its applications in a wide variety of teaching situations. Rhonda Moore, veteran dancer and teacher has used these ideas in many contexts, most recently in the Jazz Century in America, a course at Temple.

Rhonda Moore is a dancer, performance artist, educator and founding member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. She began her dance career with intensive training in Dunham technique, performing with the Akosua Afro-Haitian Dance & Drum Troupe in the tri-state area and has also danced with Jamie Cunningham’s ACME Dance Company. Currently a teaching artist for the award-winning Dancing Classrooms America, she is also adjunct faculty at Temple University, co-teaching The Jazz Century in America, a studio course that studies and explores the development of jazz in both music and movement. She holds a BFA in dance from SUNY Purchase where she first encountered Laban’s work.

Location: 
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA

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DanceTAG- Critical Thinking in the Dance Class with A.T. Moffett

October 26, 2014 - 1:00pm
Teaser:

How do students all ages of dance articulate dance itself; think about and express what they are doing and seeing? 

It is widely acknowledged that critical thinking is an important 21st century skill. Dancers know that it is very much at the heart of dance but it is often hidden. Join in for an opportunity to bring it out into the open.

A.T. Moffett will teach a modern dance class highlighting the ways that critical thinking intersects with dance learning through strategies including partnering, alteration and tracking.

DanceTAG- Creative Movement for 3 - 5 Year Olds: Two successful versions

October 5, 2014 - 3:30pm
Teaser:

Join DanceTAG for a double workshop on teaching the under-five crowd with two experienced teaching artists. Kaye Fernandez will share her approach to thematic teaching as a means to cognitive, social and emotional skills, developed at Kaleidoscope, Settlement Music School’s award-winning arts-centered pre-school. Loren Groenendaal will draw on her own discoveries as well as insight from her Laban Move-ment Analysis training, work with Reggio-Emilia based schools, and influence from her own childhood teacher Betty Jane Dittmar. Real live children welcome to take part.

Subcircle premiere: "All this happened, more or less"

April 3, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 5, 2014 - 7:30pm
Teaser:

Choreographer Niki Cousineau and Designer Jorge Cousineau, as Subcircle, create poetic and moving theatrical works that focus on the space where performance happens. For this performance, the two artists will create a work that uncovers process, collaboration and design while in performance. All this happened more or less is a new work in which the movers, set and music are all protagonists. The piece begins with the collapse of all elements so that the rebuilding becomes the journey- exposing the partnership; decisions and silences. Performed by Niki and Jorge Cousineau with Beau Hancock, Rosi Langabeer, Christy Lee, Scott McPheeters and Christina Zani.

Subcircle’s attention to detail and the intensity of their full scale atmospheric work is outstanding among their peers. “Riveting” and “magically surreal,” Subcircle’s work “unfolds  episodically yet seamlessly, with continuous transformations” which transform theatrical and site-specific spaces by merging dance, sound, set design, lighting, and film. Whether site-specific or performance for the stage, each work aims to convey to audience and performer alike an inseparability of performance from environment.

About the artists

DanceTAG - Living Dance History: Duncan and Sokolow

March 16, 2014 - 3:00pm
Teaser:

This is the second offering in a DanceTAG series that brings significant repertory works from the recent and more distant past to teaching artists.

SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance 2014

March 14, 2014 - 7:30pm
March 15, 2014 - 7:30pm
Teaser:

Nichole Canuso/ Philadelphia      Super Group/Minneapolis 

Jose Navarrete/San Francisco      Elia Mrak/Seattle