Calendar

Throughout the year, Philadelphia Dance Projects presents stimulating and provocative programs, from performances by renowned independent dance artists and companies to film events, workshops, classes, educational programs, and forums for artists, aspiring artists, and students, all geared toward a broad-based audience.

MEGAN MAZARICK & MARION RAMIREZ Feb. 26 and 27

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 7:00pm
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MEGAN MAZARICK  & MARION RAMIREZ Feb. 26 and 27

Megan Mazarick & Marion Ramirez: Two Philadelphia based artists  share a program.

Megan Mazarick, choreographer, teacher, performer, collaborator and curator, creates work that is humorous, serious, theatrical, and personal, often including a stop motion physicality and a love of fantasy.  Mazarick. along with other work, will perform her knock-out solo, “Boundaries”  a series of dance theater sketches and movement vignettes with more overtly political subject matter, which she created during a PDP BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artist Exchange in 2017.

Her choreography has been presented in Philadelphia at Live Arts Festival, nEW Festival, Philadelphia Dance Projects, and PARD, and in New York City at Movement Research at Judson Church, Triskelion Arts, and Dance New Amsterdam.  She has toured throughout the USA as part of various dance festivals and events, and internationally at Budapest’s Trafo Theatre, Bulgaria’s BlackBox Theater and Dance Festival, Singapore Fringe Festival, Zielony Jazdow Festival in Warsaw, and By Change Festival in Cairo.  

Marion Ramirez, for over 15 years has been immersed in the practice of Kinetic Awareness and Body-Mind Centering®.  Her work uses dance as a vehicle to inhabit the body’s sense of agency, to empower self-knowledge, to approach cultural exchange, to resist violence and to engage respectfully with the world.   She will present solo and duet excerpts from “kNots and Nests,” recently commissioned by Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance. She has worked as a performer, choreographer and educator in Puerto Rico, Cuba, London and New York.

Location: 
Christ Church Neighborhood House
20 North American Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

What's Your Angle? Lessons Learned from Mixing Geometry and Dance with Toni Duncan

Sunday, March 1, 2020 - 12:00pm

*note this Dance TAG is from 12noon to 2pm 

This workshop will take you through a series of lessons developed to boost middle school students’ love and success in math, specifically geometry. Toni Duncan has developed and fine-tuned a dance unit that focuses on angles, triangles, circles, diameters and circumferences. The concepts are supported and enriched by artistic experiences. Pre- and post-tests support her observation that the students get it! Come get it for yourself!

Toni Duncan has been a dance faculty member at the Pennsylvania Leadership Charter School’s Center for Performing and Fine Arts since 2011. She earned her MA in Dance Education from the University of Northern Colorado and holds a BA in Dance and a BS in Marketing from DeSales University. She has taught at Feet First Dance Center in Phoenixville since 1999. Toni enjoys integrating dance with academic subjects, form math to poetry. 

Location: 
Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA

Reassembling Corporeal Knowledge, an evening of short videos and live solos and duets. March 18 and 19

10 to $15
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 - 7:00pm
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 7:00pm
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Reassembling Corporeal Knowledge, an evening of short videos and live solos and duets. March 18 and 19

The program features dance by Danielle Currica, Kat Sullivan and Paige Phillips, with videos by Chamecki/Lerner, Amalia Colon-Nava and Anne-Marie Mulgrew.

Danielle Currica will perform a new dance solo currently in process. The movement qualities of the work are an amalgamation of free form movements influenced by dance styles house, African, ballet, modern with a nod to vaudeville and aspects of audience engagement and eye connection informed of Burlesque.

Paige Phillips will present an excerpt from “Apres moi,l’obsurite”  a work that  is concerned with recontextualizing rituals and imagery from pop-culture and religion to better understand identity politics.

Kat Sullivan is a writer, curator, choreographer/performer. Her duet “Reign” will be presented

Anne-Marie Mulgrew Founder/Artistic Director of Anne-Marie Mulgrew and Dancers Co, a 33-year old experimental modern dance company for whom she has created more than 71 major works that have appeared on traditional concert stages, festivals, alternative venues, unusual places, museums and film in the United States and Canada.   Her short video “The Han Project” will be screened.

 

Chamecki/Lerner based in NYC is a 25-year collaboration between Rosane Chamecki and Andrea Lerner, creating a body of work that includes dance performances, video and installation pieces.  Their performance work and film work has been presented in the US. They have done extensive international touring.

Location: 
at Fringe Arts
140 North Columbus Blv.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Temporary Communities as Sources for Dancemaking with Rachel Repinz

Sunday, March 29, 2020 - 1:00pm

Whether we are aware or not, we form temporary communities all the time, when we are eating, shopping, waiting somewhere or walking on city street. Rachel Repinz has been focusing on the idea of temporary communities in her work, developing improvisation and performance structures with the help of easily available technology. In this workshop she shares this process that has been successful with teens to adults, in informal and professional settings, to mine this communal wellspring. 

Rachel DeForrest Repinz is a New York-based dancer, choreographer, teaching artist, and creative director. Rachel received a BA in Dance from SUNY Buffalo State College, and is an MFA candidate in Temple University. Rachel has presented her work nationally and internationally, at venues including the Decolonizing Bodies: Engaging Performance conference at UWI Barbados, National Dance Education Organization, Dance and the Child International, the Institute of Dance Artistry and more. In the past year, Rachel has been honored to perform in works by Dr. S. Ama Wray using Embodiology techniques, Awilda Sterling-Duprey, and as a principal dancer for Enya Kalia Creations. Rachel has created works for the UN’s World Water Day, Utah All State Dance Ensemble, the Buffalo State Dance Theatre Company, and more. Rachel’s newest work All You Can Eat! is set to premiere in Philadelphia in Fall 2020. To keep up to date with Rachel and view an archive of her past works, visit her at @RachelandDancers on Instagram

Location: 
Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA

Past Events

Questioning Ableism in Dance Teaching Practices with Bailey Anderson

February 9, 2020 - 1:00pm
Teaser:

Join Dance TAG for a workshop on ableism in dance. We will explore the implications of the social model of disability through a dance class containing improvisation, choreography, movement scores, and conversation. A social model of disability invites us to reflect on how social relationships and environments (like architecture) create ideas about disability, stigma, and norms. We will consider rigor, accessibility, cueing, forgetfulness, and interdependence.

Tori Lawrence JUNKSPACE February 22 and 23

January 22, 2020 - 7:00pm
January 23, 2020 - 7:00pm
Teaser:

Wednesday January  22 and Thursday January 23 at 7PM  

BILATERAL 2019 Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artist Residency Exchange

July 8, 2019 (All day)
Teaser:

Two Philadelphia dance artists will be invited to explore dance and other cultural resources, as research for their own creative work and professional growth, in a 3 week Residency in Budapest, Hungary this Fall 2019, from September 30 thru October 23.

GAME ON! Learning through Movement-based Games with Adina Sosenberg

April 28, 2019 - 1:00pm
Teaser:

Calling all folks who would like to play, dance and have fun! Throughout her career, Adina Rosenberg has adapted Marianne Torbert’s work in cooperative games to offer players a dynamic experience that highlights creativity in movement, problem solving, and physical/social/emotional skill-building. The interactive chal- lenge combined with the elimination of competition promotes opportunities for joy and personal success.

HULA HOOPS and TAP SHOES: Dance your way to math with Christine Colosimo

March 31, 2019 - 1:00pm
Teaser:

Connect to the world of math explored through dance. Hula hoops will lead us to pre-multiplication concepts and tap dance rhythms will take us to multiplication facts, associative and distributive properties, and more. Pick up some learning theory and teaching tools to spark your imagination for connecting academic content to dance. Bring tap shoes if you have them; extra pairs will be provided. These activities are geared towards pre-k through third grade but can be adapted to other settings and populations.