PDP Presents

Calendar Archive

Performance Susan Rethorst: Moving In Philadelphia | THEN: A World Premiere

January 16, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 17, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 18, 2014 - 8:00pm
January 19, 2014 - 3:00pm

PDP presents THEN, the finale of Susan Rethorst/Moving in Philadelphia: 2013-2014, a year of creative events and performances in the region by iconic New York “downtown dance” artist Susan Rethorst. Choreographed exclusively for Group Motion and a stellar cast of dancer/creators, this new work features Lindsay Browning, Ellie Goudie-Averill, Gregory Holt, David Konyk, and Lesya Popil.

Informance Susan Rethorst: Moving In Philadelphia- Perceiving the 'Just This'-ness...

December 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Artist/Audience conversation with preview performance excerpts by Group Motion and discussion with Susan Rethorst; Manfred Fischbeck, Director of Group Motion; Judy Hussie-Taylor, Executive Director of Danspace Project; and Lois Welk, Executive Director of DanceUP.

Post-Informance book signing with Susan Rethrost.

PDP's Donor Appreciation Night

November 18, 2013 - 6:00pm

Guest of Honor Jonathan Stein 

With special guests Germaine Ingram and Leah Stein
And a musical tribute by members of The Bearded Ladies

SCUBA 2013 National Touring Network for Dance - Green Chair Dance Group & The Real Shannon Stewart

March 22, 2013 - 7:30pm
March 23, 2013 - 2:30pm

The Real Shannon Stewart (Seattle)

An Inner Place That Has No Place is part of a suite of dance and film works exploring memory and memory loss - personal, material, and societal.  Created by choreographer/dancer Shannon Stewart in collaboration with filmmaker Adam Sekuler, composer Jeff Huston, and performers Meredith Horiuchi, Mary Margaret Moore, Aaron Swartzman, Rosa Vissers, and David Wolbrecht, the work fulfills the physicality of space with atomized motion that is distilled through choreography into distinct dance units.

“…dancers beautifully balance their way trough a complicated scheme of light, sound and video of themselves that is rich and disorienting.”    “…ruggedly athletic”  -Seattle Times

Shannon Stewart’s choreography is filled with brave, unusual contrasts and is by turns athletic, detail-oriented and tranquil.”  -Seattle Dances

Info: Feetlikebirds.blogspot.com

Green Chair Dance Group (Philadelphia)
Tandem Biking and Other Dangerous Pastimes for Two

With a mix of intellect and exuberance, the Green Chair trio of dancer/director/choreographers Sarah Gladwin-Camp, Gregory Holt, and Hannah DeKeijzer create accessible dance/theater works that draw from diverse backgrounds in improvisation, linguistics, math, and a wide swath of movement techniques.

“Green Chair Dance Group showed a charming ability to connect with its viewers and make us feel like we were part of the show: that they were there for us, just like they are there for each other.”  -thINKing Dance

Info: greenchairdancegroup.com

Wolf-In-Skins: A Dance Opera Choreography by Christopher Williams with music by Gregory Spears

January 25, 2013 - 7:30pm
January 26, 2013 - 2:30pm
January 26, 2013 - 7:30pm

Co-produced in collaboration with American Opera Projects and the Conwell Dance Theater of Temple University’s Boyer College of Music & Dance, ”Wolf-in-Skins,” an epic dance-opera by choreographer/puppeteer/dancer Christopher Williams and composer Gregory Spears, is inspired by ancient themes of the “mythic hero’s journey” found in the faerie legends, folklore, and earliest literature of the insular Celtic cultures.