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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TRILATERAL Dance Artist Exchange

TRILATERAL Dance Artist Exchange

to begin in Budapest, Hungary on November 22, 2023. Christina Gesualdi/Philadelphia and Silvia Cherneva/Sofia will join Tamara Zsòfia Vadas in her home city of Budapest for a 10-day residency of interaction with each other and the arts community as well as exploration of Budapest culture, sites, and history. There will be practice-sharing workshops and informal social events. They will attend…

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.

“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)

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