In 2009 Philadelphia Dance Projects launched PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE a presenting series featuring dance performances, workshops, and “Informances” by individual dance artists and companies. PDP provided this adventuresome series in contemporary dance within a broader local and global context through 2014. From 2015-2018 PDP there were special presentations under PDP Presents.
From 2015-2018 PDP there were special presentations under PDP Presents, and in 2020 we re-launched PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE with a Mid-Winter/Mid-Week Dance Series (see Trailer below) only to cancel March events due to Covid-19 Global Pandemic. But PDP was able to support 15 artists through Online Live Programming in the Fall ’20 and Spring ’21, successfully keeping them before an audience and garnering press coverage.
DANCE UP CLOSE jumpstarted again in the Fall ’21 with a special outdoor video installation IF WALLS COULD DANCE created by Carmella Vassor Johnson and Graylin Huges, Jr. in partnership with PhillyCAM. (video here)
See PDP Chronology for a full listing of PDP Presentations through the years.