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.

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

Cardell Dance Studio
1713 Melon Street
Philadelphia, PA

Past Events

WHAT THE H*LL AM I DOING?? with Monica Cameron Frichtel & Teresa VanDenend Sorge

November 18, 2018 - 1:00pm

Sunday, November 18                   
1:00 – 3:00 pm                   
Community Education Center


October 28, 2018 - 1:00pm

Sunday, October 28                     
1:00 — 3:00 pm                         
Community Education Center

Danube/Schuykill - 2018 BILATERAL: Budapest/Philadelphia Dance Artists Exchange

October 3, 2018 - 7:00pm
See all the Budapest guests and former Philly BIL

"Dance Games for Community Building, Part II" with Bethany Formica

April 8, 2018 - 1:00pm

Building on her successful 2016 TAG workshop on dance games, Bethany Formica returns with a new collection of games that use play and laughter to enliven the body in completely unexpected ways. Join in for dance games that develop community, connection and communication skills, and encourage all players to have a blast. We’ll be fixing traffic jams, making mistakes, and multitasking together.

“Dance Exchange/Toolbox: Strategies for Creating Movement” with Elizabeth Johnson & Jame McCray

March 25, 2018 - 4:00pm

This workshop will have you moving with meaning, and creating choreography from content. Learn and practice methods for devising original work and generating movement in an environment that cultivates creativity, curiosity, and collaboration. The workshop will focus on tools drawn from the Dance Exchange’s extraordinary toolbox for developing movement and choreography with applications ranging from schools to community work to dance companies.