• Jano Cohen “Snow Falling On Waves” PDP Presents 2010/Local Dance History Project
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  • Michael Biello & Dan Martin, Ishmael Houston-Jones “What We’re Made Of” PDP Pres
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  •  1977 Old City Arts Poster
  • Performers:   Terry Kreuzer, Rochelle Raditz, Peter Baker, Anne-Marie Mulgrew Scene from Living Room At The Bottom Of The Lake, directed by Jeff Cain at ETAGE 1978
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Philadelphia Dance Projects Summer 2018:

THE OLD CITY ARTS HISTORY PROJECT

PDP has received a Discovery Grant from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage to research the legacy and history of artists and their activities, who were living and working in Old City circa 1975-1985. This discovery process grows out of PDP’s Local Dance History Project (2010)- which pursued an understanding of the roots of contemporary dance in Philadelphia. A significant number of dance artists were at the core of founding and/or creating and presenting work through Old City Arts during that era. Critical to understanding this evolution is the interplay with other artists in other disciplines particularly music, theater or performance art and the visual arts.  By exchanging this information and ideas about this history, artists and audiences may come to appreciate the depth of work being created today, not only in terms of style and interdisciplinary interaction, but also the social and urban nexus with which art connects.
The Discovery process activities will entail identifying the artists, neighbors, audiences and others who shared in the experience of Old City as an organic arts phenomenon.  We will be working with scholars, artists and community partners as advisors and participants in research process.
A CALL for information, materials or personal stories for this history project, please contact PDP.
OCA Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2110247489298667/                           
Email: infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org
Please take our survey….https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OldCityArtsHistory

 

Support for the research and development of THE OLD CITY ARTS HISTORY PROJECT has been provided byThe Pew Center for Arts & Heritage

 

 


1977 Old City Arts Poster 

Performers:   Terry Kreuzer, Rochelle Raditz, Peter Baker, Anne-Marie Mulgrew Scene from Living Room At The Bottom Of The Lake, directed by Jeff Cain at ETAGE 1978

Performers:  Terry Kreuzer, Rochelle Raditz, Peter Baker, Anne-Marie Mulgrew
Scene from Living Room At The Bottom Of The Lake, directed by Jeff Cain at ETAGE 1978

 

BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange

Trust for Mutual Understanding supports the BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange.   Continued support from Trust of Mutual Understanding will enable PDP to invite two dance artists from Budapest for a 3 week cultural and creative residency in Philadelphia this Fall 2018.  In the planning for the BILATERAL Exchange this year will be workshops and presentations that will also include Philly artists who a have participated in the Exchange in Budapest, Nichole Canuso, Jungwoong Kim, Tori Lawrence, Megan Mazarick, Guillermo Ortega and Gabrielle Revlock.
The BILATERAL is also a timely exchange for artists to share experiences and viewpoints around navigating unfavorable national political environments in each of their countries. Local community of artists and audiences will be invited into participation and discussion.  More info soon….

Dance TAG (Teaching Artists Group) will resume in the Fall 2018. 

 

Right: Mady Cantor, Dance TAG Director leads a TAG session Spring 2017. Left: Erica Brown, leads a TAG session Winter 2016.

Other exciting news: PDP has received a grant from The Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation to assist Cardell Dance Theater to participate in the International Festival of Contemporary Dance (EDANCO) in the Domincan Republic through the USArtists International.  The company will present their very beautiful and relevant work “Supper, People on the Move.” http://cardelldancetheater.com
PDP Director has curated a dance on film/video program Something Happens When Everybody Moves: Dance as ritual, protest, and aspiration as part of a special event at the Barnes Foundation October 6.  See the Philadelphia Museum of Dance

Celebrating over 20 years of Dance enthusiasm!

Dancers: Gregory Holt, William Robinson, Scott McPheeters, John Luna
“What We’re Made Of”  Michael Biello, Ishmael Houston-Jones, Dan Martin
PDP’s Local Dance History Project 2010

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