Philadelphia Dance Projects opens its 2013 season with the Philadelphia preview of Act One from Wolf-in-Skins, an epic “dance-opera” created by choreographer Christopher Williams and composer Gregory Spears on January 25 and 26, 2013. Hailed by The New York Times as “one of the most exciting choreographic voices out there,” Williams draws his inspiration for Act One’s libretto from ancient Welsh lore, reimagining lost mythology through hybrid contemporary performance. Read more »
“Who lives in Philadelphia?” asks Andrew Simonet, a Headlong co-founder and co-director. “Every home is its own universe. We are fascinated with the epic stories and the everyday rituals that live in every home. What mysteries reside in these households, and what conversations might happen if we open our doors a little? We hope to hear from households in all corners of Philadelphia and from people who are excited about sharing a cultural experience and are ready to take on this adventure.” Read more »
Philadelphia Dance Projects (PDP) announces its second annual dance series, Philadelphia Dance Projects Presents 2010, to be held February 26 – March 20. PDP Presents 2010 will showcase thematic, multigenerational programming, pairing the next wave of contemporary dance artists making their mark in 2010 with influential figures from the 1970s and 1980s Philadelphia dance scene. Read more »
Noted by The Philadelphia Inquirer for dances that have “a presence, a right-thereness in the moment like a great slowed down slap stick routine.” Nichole Canuso Dance Company (NCDC) creates dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience. Using subtle gesture, explosive movement, clowning, unconventional audience participation and interactive design, NCDC focuses on developing fully investigated and legible hybrid dance projects. These works exist at the crossroads of movement, visual art and theater. Read more »
Kate Watson-Wallace creates site-based performances that re-imagine everyday spaces - a contorted female solo in a bedroom closet, a combative duet in the back seat of a Chevy caprice, a woman covered in a repeating pattern of video graffiti. Her work choreographs spectator as well as performer, taking audiences on intimate, human-scale journeys through a row house, a parking lot, a dance club. Audiences meet the human body up close.
Philadelphia Dance Projects (PDP) supports contemporary dance through Projects that encourage artists and audiences to more fully participate and engage in the experience and pursuit of dance as an evolving form. Read more »
We’ve always loved Nichole Canuso’s work as a dance artist and performer and her ability to create what she describes as ”dances that celebrate the awkwardness, humor and surprise in human experience.” Canary created a website for Nichole’s company with subtle design elements that give a nod to the whimsy in her work, while keeping the images of her dance pieces and the latest news front and center.
Up and coming choreographer Kate Watson-Wallace came to us to build a site for her experimental social dance project and contest, the Everywhere Project. People from everywhere in the world can enter the dance contest by posting videos to Vimeo, which are displayed on this site. Then they can get more and more involved by sending instructions to Kate's dancers, which they're using as they construct their next large-scale piece.