PDP Presents

Calendar of Events

Informance with Dr. Lynn Matluck Brooks

FREE or pay what you will
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 7:00pm
Informance with Dr. Lynn Matluck Brooks

Dr. Lynn Matluck Brooks is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Humanities Professor Emerita at Franklin & Marshall College, where she founded the Dance Program in 1984. A recipient of several distinguished awards for her teaching, she has also earned grants from the Fulbright/Hayes Commission, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, and Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

via Zoom

Informance with Christopher Williams

FREE or pay what you will
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 7:00pm
Informance with Christopher Williams

Christopher Williams ...“one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there”  - The New York Times

Following in the Footsteps of Nijinsky

via Zoom

Informance with Amalia Colon-Nava

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 7:00pm
Informance with Amalia Colon-Nava

Hi! My name is Amalia and I’m a Philadelphia based artist hosting a show-and-talk of sorts with the help of PDP Presents.  A few years ago I started on a project with the help of Tobias Sköld to create dance films zeroing in on different parts of the body. Taking advantage of the vantage points available with a camera and giving very specific body parts a chance at center stage. 

via Zoom

Calendar Archive


November 29, 2017 - 7:30pm
November 30, 2017 - 7:30pm

WOLF-IN-SKINS   excerpts from the dance opera

NOVEMBER 29 & 30  at 7:30PM
SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center, 300 S. Broad Street
Tickets $10 at the Kimmel Box Office

Feelings are Facts: The Life of Yvonne Rainer and Lecture

October 19, 2016 - 6:00pm
October 19, 2016 - 8:00pm

Philadelphia premiere of new documentary film by JACK WALSH
post screening discussion with Jack Walsh and Yvonne Rainer

Trio A - a workshop with Pat Catterson

October 15, 2016 - 1:00pm
October 16, 2016 - 1:00pm

What can be learned today from Yvonne Rainer’s 1966 influential work Trio A? Fifty years later, the impact of Rainer’s revolutionary ideas and work is still evident in the current choreographic scene. Although Rainer’s famous “No Manifesto” was not written about Trio A, this dance is a manifesto in itself. Its form, vocabulary, and performing stance challenged traditional choreographic methods and modes of presentation.

Informance / niv Acosta

July 18, 2015 - 7:30pm

niv Acosta
PDP Presents Dance Up Close Summer 2015
Informance / niv Acosta

Saturday, July 18, 2015 at 7:30PM 
at SEI Innovation Studio, Kimmel Center 

Broad & Spruce Sts, Phila PA

Subcircle premiere: "All this happened, more or less"

April 3, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 4, 2014 - 7:30pm
April 5, 2014 - 7:30pm

Choreographer Niki Cousineau and Designer Jorge Cousineau, as Subcircle, create poetic and moving theatrical works that focus on the space where performance happens. For this performance, the two artists will create a work that uncovers process, collaboration and design while in performance. All this happened more or less is a new work in which the movers, set and music are all protagonists. The piece begins with the collapse of all elements so that the rebuilding becomes the journey- exposing the partnership; decisions and silences. Performed by Niki and Jorge Cousineau with Beau Hancock, Rosi Langabeer, Christy Lee, Scott McPheeters and Christina Zani.

Subcircle’s attention to detail and the intensity of their full scale atmospheric work is outstanding among their peers. “Riveting” and “magically surreal,” Subcircle’s work “unfolds  episodically yet seamlessly, with continuous transformations” which transform theatrical and site-specific spaces by merging dance, sound, set design, lighting, and film. Whether site-specific or performance for the stage, each work aims to convey to audience and performer alike an inseparability of performance from environment.

About the artists