Philadelphia Dance Projects

Media Relations & Marketing for PDP's annual dance series showcasing contemporary dance
Pictured: Colin Rusch and Olive Bieringa; Photo by Otto Ramstad

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. The series will feature performances, film events, workshops, discussions and more by renowned independent dance artists and companies, including the work of both Philadelphia talent and visiting choreographers from around the country.

Philadelphia and Pennsylvania-based artists include Michael Biello and Dan Martin, Jano Cohen, PDP’s Executive Director Terry Fox, collaborators Lisa Kraus, Vicky Shick and Eva Karczag who will present the World Premiere of Red Thread with Meg Foley, Gabrielle Revlock and Michele Tantoco, Megan Mazarick and Kate Watson-Wallace, among others. Visiting artists include The BodyCartography Project (Olive Bieringa and Otto Ramstad) and Chris Yon of Minneapolis, New York City-based artist Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Jacinta Vlach / Liberation Dance Theatre of San Francisco.

The 2010 series offers an array of stimulating and provocative programs, from the Local Dance History Project which looks at the rise of contemporary dance in Philadelphia, to Next Up which will present work by some of the freshest emerging choreographers, to dance on film with Motion Pictures, and the mobile showcase SCUBA National Touring Network for Dance which taps the country’s finest up-and-coming talent.

Most Philadelphia Dance Projects Presents events will be held at The Performance Garage (1515 Brandywine Street), with additional events at Temple University’s Conwell Dance Theater (Broad Street & Montgomery Avenue). The Motion Pictures series will be held at the International House (3901 Chestnut Street).


Pictured: Ishmael Houston-Jones, Michael Biello (archival); Photo: Thomas MooreTwo Men Dancing
Pictured: Ishmael Houston-Jones, Michael Biello (archival); Photo: Thomas Moore
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Pictured: Daryl Thompson aka "Raven"; Photo by Lauren DubowskikiKate Watson-Wallace's Everywhere (2010)
Pictured: Daryl Thompson aka "Raven"; Photo by Lauren Dubowskiki
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Photo by Weirferd WattsSCUBA's Jacinta Vlach
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Pictured: Lisa Kraus, Eva Karczag, Vicky Shick (front); Photo: Ryutaro IshikaneRed Thread
Pictured: Lisa Kraus, Eva Karczag, Vicky Shick (front); Photo: Ryutaro Ishikane
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