PDP at 20 years…
This iconic photo of
Dancer/Choreographer, Rennie Harris
was taken by Photographer, Bob Emmott at a photo shoot for Philadelphia Dance Projects. In PDP’s first full season as an independent
presenter we commissioned Harris and Dance/Music Artist Grisha Coleman to collaborate on a new work made possible in part
with support from the MAP Fund. The
suite of dances and music “Every Good Boy Does Fine” premiered at
the Painted Bride and at the Aaron Davis Hall in NYC in May of 1997. This was Puremovement’s first full evening
work and sections from the collaboration toured in RHPM for several years
throughout the world.
That spring 1997 also
included workshops by Deborah Hay
and Ronald K Brown.
PDP with Arranged
Introductions facilitated workshops with Leah
Stein for young people of Southwest Philly who
performed with her at Bartram Gardens that year.
PDP, also, participated in
the Philadelphia Festival of World Cinema presenting a program by
filmmaker/dancer Jo Andres.
Philadelphia Dance Projects
was off to an auspicious start.
Throughout 2017 we will
highlight some of this history, the projects and the artists…It’s an impressive and
PDP Presents 2017
This year we are hosting a creative residency
with choreographer, Christopher Williams
and composer, Gregory Spears
for a showing in process of excerpts from Act 2 of their dance/opera “Wolf-In-Skins” this coming Fall
Spring ’17 DanceTAG (Teaching Artists Group)