Throughout the year, Philadelphia Dance Projects presents stimulating and provocative programs, from performances by renowned independent dance artists and companies to film events, workshops, classes, educational programs, and forums for artists, aspiring artists, and students, all geared toward a broad-based audience.

Informance with Amalia Colon-Nava

FREE or pay what you will
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Informance with Amalia Colon-Nava

Hi! My name is Amalia and I’m a Philadelphia based artist hosting a show-and-talk of sorts with the help of PDP Presents.  A few years ago I started on a project with the help of Tobias Sköld to create dance films zeroing in on different parts of the body. Taking advantage of the vantage points available with a camera and giving very specific body parts a chance at center stage. 

The two films are vastly different in style and reflect a shift in artistic growth, intent and interest over time.  However, there is the through-line of playing with one or two body parts as the protagonist and star of the show, and letting that guide the direction of the film. Thus giving life and character to the organism that is the cells, muscles, bones, skin, and fluids of that particular body part or two.  We will watch the films together and I will guide us through a discussion that covers some of the behind the scenes of producing, editing, choreographing, and designing the sound scores for these films and open a discussion for analysis, questions and critique of the work.

Amalia Colón-Nava, is an artist, choreographer, videographer, dancer and recently farmer based in Philadelphia, PA. She received her BFA in Dance from The University of The Arts in May 2017. As a freelance artist she has a variety of experience ranging from participating in long-term projects with Lily Kind and Curt Haworth to collaborations with photographers and musicians such as John Singletary, Tim Motzer, and Saleka Night.  She enjoys bringing dance to her communities, which she has done with Fringe Arts Community Dance Projects (Le Super Grand Continental) and Pop-Up Playgrounds and Performance (a project she devised and directed with the support of Perphorm).  She enjoys traveling and has worked and studied in various parts of the U.S. and internationally in France, Denmark, Canada, and Belgium. 

Join us for an Informance conversation with Amalia Colon-Nava who will screen two dance films “Pith” and  “Unbound.” 

Wednesday, December 2 at 7PM.     RSVP infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org

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Past Events

Informance with Christopher Williams

November 11, 2020 - 7:00pm

Christopher Williams ...“one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there”  - The New York Times

Following in the Footsteps of Nijinsky

Informance with Dr. Lynn Matluck Brooks

October 28, 2020 - 7:00pm

Dr. Lynn Matluck Brooks is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor Emerita at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the Dance Program in 1984. A recipient of several distinguished awards for her teaching, she has also earned grants from the Fulbright/Hayes Commission, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Informance with Tommie-Waheed Evans

October 14, 2020 - 7:00pm

TOMMIE-WAHEED EVANS is a rising choreographer and a recipient of the prestigious 2019 Princess Grace Honoria Award in Choreography. For many years you may seen him as principal member of Philadanco.  He has created dance works for BalletX, Dallas Black Dance Theatre, PHILADANCO, Verb Ballets, Ballet Memphis, University of the Arts, and Boston Conservatory at Berklee, among others and is currently working on commissions with Lula Washington Dance Theatre and Louisville Ballet.

Informance with Megan Mazarick

September 9, 2020 - 7:00pm

…Mazarick is clearly an engaging and original artistic force on the Philly dance scene.

- Jane Fries, The Dance Journal 
-Photo credit: Jano Cohen

Temporary Communities as Sources for Dancemaking with Rachel Repinz

March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Whether we are aware or not, we form temporary communities all the time, when we are eating, shopping, waiting somewhere or walking on city street. Rachel Repinz has been focusing on the idea of temporary communities in her work, developing improvisation and performance structures with the help of easily available technology. In this workshop she shares this process that has been successful with teens to adults, in informal and professional settings, to mine this communal wellspring.