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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Welcome SOFIA, BULGARIA. PDP and Alaptvány/Workshop Foundation will expand their Dance Artists Exchange to include Sofia, Bulgaria in the upcoming 2023/24 Season.  The two organizations will partner with BodyMeld, directed by Zornitsa Stoyanova, based in Sofia.  One artist from each city will be together in each city simultaneously to share their communities and artistic practice and to begin to develop a more extended…
THANK YOU!  to everyone; artists, audiences, and supporters for a most excellent DANCE UP CLOSE ’23

THANK YOU!  to everyone; artists, audiences, and supporters for a most excellent DANCE UP CLOSE ’23

See Putty Dance Project’s Glimpse on PhillyCAM tvFridays in June at 7:30pm.Tune in: Philly Local Cable Xfinity 66/966HD & Fios 29/30Worldwide on, Roku, AppleTV (more…)

PDP gratefully acknowledges support from: The National Endowment for the Arts – Trust For Mutual Understanding – Philadelphia Cultural Fund – PA Arts Council/GPCA Partners in the Arts – Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial – Vanguard Group Foundation  – Individual Donors – Partner organizations: Philadanco!  Műhely Alapítvány/Workshop Foundation & PhillyCAM.

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.

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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)

These findings can be useful in making sure that the next Philly Mayor makes Arts & Culture a strong focus of their administration.

Also See: Ideas to steal: What Philly’s next mayor could borrow from other cities to support the arts