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Winter 2019

You’re invited to an informal symposium + reception

Saturday, February 23, 2019 @ 2PM
At the WHYY’s Dorrance H. Hamilton Public Media Commons 150 North 6th Street, Philadelphia PA 19106
RSVP infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org or 215.546.2552

This free symposium will feature research findings, images and ephemera, followed by a moderated panel discussion and conversation with Old City Arts participants and audience members.
Please join us for this special opportunity to learn about this unique era from those who were there, and share in the conversation. A reception will follow the discussion to thank all those who have participated—sharing memories that have greatly enriched our research to date.

Symposium Guest Panelists:
David Deakin, Visual Artist
Barbara Dufty, Executive Director Trisha Brown Company, Member of Bricolage Theater and Wilma Theater
Charles Guarino, Publisher Art Forum Magazine, Founding member of Bricolage Theater (1975)
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dance Artist/Curator/Educator

The OLD CITY ARTS HISTORY PROJECT 1975-1980:

With a Discovery Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Philadelphia Dance Projects has begun to research the legacy and history of artists and their activities, who were living and working in Old City circa 1975-1980.
This discovery process grows out of PDP’s Local Dance History Project (2010)- which pursued an understanding of the roots of contemporary dance in Philadelphia. A significant number of dance artists were at the core of founding and/or creating and presenting work through Old City Arts during that era. Critical to understanding this evolution is the interplay with other artists in other disciplines particularly music, theater or performance art and the visual arts.
By exchanging this information and ideas about this history, artists and audiences may come to appreciate the depth of work being created today, not only in terms of style and interdisciplinary interaction, but also the social and urban nexus with which art connects.

The Discovery process activities to date have included identifying the artists, neighbors, audiences and others who shared in the experience of Old City as an organic arts phenomenon. We have been working with scholars, artists and community partners as advisors and participants in research process.

Discovery Project Team:
Terry Fox, PDP Director
Jeff Cain, Project Manager
Brett Mapp, Community Liaison, Director of Operations Manager Old City
Ishmael Houston-Jones, Faculty ETW at NYU, UArts, Curator Danspace
Melissa Rachleff-Burtt, NYU Steinhardt Faculty NYU, Co-Curator Exit Art Margaret Winslow, Curator Contemporary Art, Delaware Art Museum

 

A CALL for information, materials or personal stories for this history project, please contact PDP.
OCA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2110247489298667/                           
Email: infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org
Please take our survey….https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OldCityArtsHistory
Support for the research and development of THE OLD CITY ARTS HISTORY PROJECT has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts and Heritage. 

 

 

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