Philadelphia Dance Projects

Our projects encourage artists and audiences to engage with contemporary dance and its dynamic evolution in Philadelphia.

Leah Stein Dance Co. Anniversary Concert 2013 photo_ Brian Mengini
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Tommie-Waheed Evans/waheedworks

Tommie-Waheed Evans/waheedworks

JUNE 10 & 11 | 7PM PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE with  Tommie-Waheed Evans  WAHEED WORKS World premiere of  “softly, as I leave you” Friday  & Saturday, June 10 & 11, 2022 at 7PM General Admission $15       $10 Live-Stream, Sat June 11 only Get tickets Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American St. Phila PA19106. Cash only at the Door.  Current COVID protocols will be followed.…

25th Anniversary Celebration!

June 1, 2022 | 7 pm Icebox Project Space, 1400 North American St, Phila PA 19122 Come toast PDP’s 25th season with a celebration, drink & edibles and performances by Silvana Cardell, Tommie-Waheed Evans, Carmella Vassor Johnson, Jungwoong Kim, Lily Kind and Annie Wilson.  6PM Toast to PDP with bubbly & savories 7PM Performances  $100 entire evening | $50 Performances Only ($25 for Artists) Get Tickets @…
PDP gratefully acknowledges support from The National Endowment for the Arts, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, The Trust for Mutual Understanding, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial, Vanguard Matching Gift Program Foundation, Covid-19 Arts Aid PHL, many Individual Donors and community partners Philadanco and Muhely Alapitvany/Workshop Foundation.

Our projects

PDP’s projects celebrate and support contemporary dance artists at various stages of their creative process and professional journey. Our projects remember, explore, and expand the connections between contemporary artists and audiences in Philadelphia.

“witty “  “wildly different”  “cool”  “dexterous” “passionate” “tour de fierce”  “winning and sensitive” “a sense of discovery present throughout…”


PDP Director Terry Fox, served on the Arts & Culture Task Force  (ACTF) in Spring 2021 to help the city assess the arts landscape in Philadelphia a year into the pandemic.


See the ACTF’s recommendations here. (Download Findings)