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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Cardell Dance Theater to premiere "Disposable Bodies"

Cardell Dance Theater to premiere "Disposable Bodies"

OCTOBER 27- 30, 2022 PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE in partnership with Taller Puertorriqueño present a new installation/dancework created by award-winning 2022 Guggenheim Fellow, Silvana Cardell at Taller Puertorriqueño, 2600 North 5th Street, Phila PA 19133. Presented as a series of episodic installations, the performance will unfold in layers of sound, movement, and images. An oversized animal sculpture will represent…
POST PDP’s 25th Anniversary Moving on…

POST PDP’s 25th Anniversary Moving on…

THANKS ! to everyone who made PDP’s 25th Benefit Celebration a huge success!!What a wonderful community event! And your donations are keeping PDP going!!We are now moving into PDP’s 2022-23 SEASON Featuring Local Artists SILVANA CARDELL, October 27-30, 2022, LAUREN PUTTY WHITE, February 24 & 25, PAIGE PHILLIPS March 28-30 & ANNIE WILSON April 4-6 and another BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance…
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)