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 the intensity of life and the ultimate other. Reflecting on the human and nonhuman relationships, Cardell proposes to examine anthropocentric narratives, illuminating an urgent conversation about new relationships to other species in the world we inhabit.

This work is made possible in part by The National Endowment for the Arts.


“Disposable Bodies”
Thurs.-Sat.  October 27-29  at 7:30PM
Sunday, October 30 at 2PM
Tickets $20 & $10 

FREE Parking on Taller Parking Lot.

Direction, choreography, and videos: Silvana Cardell
Dramaturge consultant: Blanka Zizka, Philadelphia
Performer collaborators: Merian Soto. William Robinson, Makenzie Morris, Muyu Yun Ruba,
Tyler Rivera. Additional performers: Ama Gora and Megan Midgley.
Sound Design: by Maria Chavez, New York City
Large scale sculpture: Daniel Cardell, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Prop sculptures by Paula Meninato, Philadelphia
Lighting design by Marien Velez, Puerto Rico/New York.

About the Choreographer/Director:

2022 Guggenheim Fellow in The Creative Arts: Choreography, Philadelphia-based choreographer, director, dancer, and educator, Silvana Cardell has created and presented work in her native Argentina, the US, and internationally. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, grants, and awards. She holds a BFA in Dance from the University of the Arts and an MFA in Choreography from Temple University. Currently, she is an Associate Professor and the Director/Chair of the Dance Program at Georgian Court University since 2009.  www.cardelldancetheater.com