PHILADELPHIA DANCE PROJECTS
DANCE UP CLOSE

“The informance format works wonderfully in a pandemic,” one audience member commented,
and judging from favorable feedback from audience and press, this opinion is shared by others.
Through our series PDP has been able to bolster those working in dance and provide interesting and inspiring content for audiences through lively and deep conversation.
 
“Zoom Informances” will continue March - April 2021 with a diverse and inspiring array of Local, National and International Choreographers, Performers and Screendance-makers.



Renowned Irish Choreographer, John Scott will be featured in the first 2021 Informance on Sunday, March 14 , at 4PM. Scott - who presented his work in PDP’s DANCE UP CLOSE 2014 noted by Philadelphia Inquirer reviewer as a “tour-de-fierce performance” for its gripping use of combative, emotional, awkward and tender language and movement – will screen Dances for Inside and Outside that premiered in Dublin in the Fall of 2020.

Scott says, “Dances for Inside and Outside is a cycle of works, large and small, created for our times, since the beginning of the Pandemic. It is a coming together of eight vastly different and individual dancers in a large space, searching for safe space and trying to be together. They are celebrating life and searching for joy, despite the limitations of our current reality. Dances for Inside and Outside was made with a consciousness of the situation of social distancing and the limits of bodies being together in an interior space. The work is embodying what we have all been going through and what our reality is now. There is a vital physicality and necessity in how the dancers interact together, mixing joy and fear and trying to be safe. The work continues, we will not be stopped by a Pandemic. This is our response to the current situation.”

Trailer for Dances Inside and Outside: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtciUVA28rw&feature=youtu.be

Join us for conversation and real time interaction
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DANCE UP CLOSE WINTER/SPRING 2021 ONLINE INFORMANCES


The diverse roster of accomplished presenters includes:
International artists are featured on Sunday afternoons
Local/National artists are featured on Wednesday evenings
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 14 at 4PM JOHN SCOTT Choreographer from Dublin Dances for Inside and Outside
 
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24 at 7PM LILY KIND Philadelphia based dance artist How to make dances in america (or not)
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 28 at 4PM JEANETTE GINSLOV Dance artist from Edinburgh Conspiracy Archives and Downscaling in Deep Flow
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 7 at 6PM LELA AISHA JONES & DENEANE RICHBURG  Philadelphia/Minneapolis based choreographers  Companionship in Worlds that Divide: Earth Ice Collaborations with/in Brownbodies
 
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21 at 7PM Keeping and Sharing Philly Cultural History A beginning of a discussion with people beginning that work.
Participants TBA



INFORMANCES are expanded conversations between artists and audience about the content of their work, ideas and inspiration. For the inquisitive dance audience member, Informances are a direct way to learn more about dance, styles, history and artistic approaches through conversation. The Winter/Spring 2021 series will feature not just talking heads, but video excerpts, pre-recorded live performances, visuals and short dance films.

 


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THANK YOU TO ALL WHO DONATED TO PDP’S ANNUAL APPEAL’20 WE EXCEEDED OUR GOAL! 

With your continued support we look to the full return of PDP Presents DANCE UP CLOSE, the BILATERAL Exchange, and PDP’s education and history projects. The donations helped us match a recent grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

PDP continues to need and welcome your support.  THANK YOU.


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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.
PDP gratefully acknowledges support from The William Penn Foundation, The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, the Trust for Mutual Understanding, Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, Henrietta Tower Wurts Memorial, Vanguard Charitable Foundation, Covid-19 Arts Aid PHLmany Individual Donors and community partner Philadanco and  Muhely Alapitvany/Workshop Foundation.
 

 

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