LDHP Background Information

In 2010 PDP presented a revival of dance works originally performed in 1980 by composer Dan Martin and dancers/choreographers Michael Biello, Jano Cohen, Terry Fox, Wendy Hammarstrom and Ishmael Houston-Jones. See Calendar archive….  This reconstruction/re-imagining of work initiated a new endeavor called the LOCAL DANCE HISTORY PROJECT (LDHP) to launch a website that shares Philadelphia’s dance history through images, videos, artist narratives, historical notes, and an interactive timeline that allows other local dance artists to join in on the discussion and share their work.  In 2012 the Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries became a partner with PDP to provide these dance artists’ collections an additional, and possibly more permanent, home for research and public accessibility.

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