December 2019 


This year we asked ourselves,
What can we do with the resources PDP has on hand, to benefit and impact Philadelphia dance artists? 
The presenting of dance artists with production, promotion, audience development and when possible creation support, is a critical need in our community.  Without this, artists cannot grow artistically and cannot realize their potential.

In 2020, PDP is expanding on its unique reputation and consistent ability as a presenter launching the next
DANCE UP CLOSE Winter 2020 that will highlight the work of an exciting set of predominately Philly artists.
This stylistically diverse and spirited series will feature larger dance works by Tori LawrenceMegan Mazarick and Marion Ramirez and short pieces by Kat Sullivan, Danielle Currica and Paige Phillips along with short films by Anne-Marie Mulgrew, Amalia Colon-Nava and Chamecki/Lerner. 

To achieve this PDP renewed effort to lift our dance community with more supportive presenting opportunities -  we need your help!  No other dance presenter in Philadelphia has made this commitment and you can be a part of that wholehearted enthusiasm for local dance artists.

Your APPEAL 2019 Contribution will directly support the new series with the added benefit of supporting Philadelphia Dance Projects and local dance artists.   Levels of giving will entitle you to complimentary tickets and special donor events.

Just a reminder that PDP’s other ongoing Projects continue to impact our community. This past Fall choreographers Annie Wilson and Paige Phillips had a 3 week residency in Budapest made possible by our organizational partner The Workshop Foundation and funder, The Trust for Mutual Understanding. In Spring of 2020 we will continue our Teaching Artist Groups (Dance TAG).  PDP will place a dance teaching artist in residency at Girls High School made possible by the Henrietta Tower Wurts Trust. We continue to explore, research and bring to light the role of dancers in our urban history through our History Projects. 
We welcome your participation in Philadelphia Dance Projects.   


Your contribution to PDP will directly assist in presenting artists in PDP Presents 2020. Please donate now. Thank you. 

Terry Fox, Director & PDP Board: Jeff Cain, Chair, Chris Deephouse, Treasurer, Eun Jung Choi, Curt Haworth, Stacey Mann, Guillermo Ortega, Alexis Pappas, James Shelly, Jonathan Stein, Joan Myers Brown, Member Emerita.

MID-WINTER / MIDWEEK  Dance Series 2020

Take a break and see some great dance on Wednesdays and Thursdays


 January   22 & 23  at 7PM  - Tori Lawrence JUNKSPACE
at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street Phila PA 19106
February  26 & 27 at 7PM  - Two Choreographers share an evening Megan Mazarick “Boundaries” & other work and Marion Ramirez “Nest” at Christ Church Neighborhood House, 20 North American Street Phila PA 19106 
March 18 & 19 at 7PM  - Reassembling Corporeal Knowledge, an evening of short videos and live solos and duets featuring Danielle Currica, Kat Sullivan and Paige Phillips, with videos by Chamecki/Lerner, Amalia Colon-Nava and Anne-Marie Mulgrew  
At FringeArts, 140 North Columbus Blvd  Phila PA 19106 
Tickets $20/$15
More artist and box office info coming soon…..



PDP ANNUAL APPEAL 2019 Contributions: 

$500 + a pair of complimentary FRONT ROW tickets to all PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE series + special event invitation and donor listings  
$250 + a pair of complimentary FRONT ROW tickets to two PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE shows + special event invitation and donor listings  
$150 + a pair of complimentary FRONT ROW tickets to one PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE shows + donor listings
All contributions in any amount are most appreciated! 
PDP Presents is made possible with support from the William Penn Foundation, Philadelphia Cultural Fund and individual donors.


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