Philadelphia Dance Projects

Originally begun as a mentoring project, Philadelphia Dance Projects has grown into an organization focused on presenting performances and workshops to challenge and develop local artists. In 2008, the Center provided support for the first year of Philadelphia Dance Projects Presents…, programming that paired Philadelphia performers with visiting choreographers.

References

Collaborators & Colleagues

Richard Evans is co-founder and president of EmcArts, a New York City firm that works to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of nonprofit arts and cultural organizations.

Two Center-funded performance projects—Supper, People on the Move and Facing Front: Lectures and Performance by Jonathan Burrows and Matteo Fargion—culminated at the end of June, gaining media attention from several regional news outlets.

Grants & Grantees

Since 1980, Susan Hess Modern Dance has sought to grow the audience for contemporary dance and support independent dance artists in the Philadelphia community.

“The Unseen Sequence – Exploring Bharatanatyam Through the Art of Malavika Sarukkai* offers a glimpse into the talent and journey of one of India’s leading choreographers and dancers.

The Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia worked with African-American historic churches and historic house museums to develop capacity at these often under-resourced sites.

Two recently completed Center-supported projects have released publications documenting artistic collaborations and community engagement processes.

Grants & Grantees

An immersive, participatory vocal performance, developed from the sounds, stories, and movements of individual bodies, will place audiences amidst performers, creating an intimate experience of group voice.

Grants & Grantees

The Kimmel Center, Inc., best known as a presenting organization and home of the Philadelphia Orchestra, Opera Philadelphia, and the Pennsylvania Ballet, is one of the most well-attended cultural venues in Philadelphia.

Voloshky Ukrainian Dance Ensemble celebrated its 40th anniversary with the world premiere of Carnival, an original dance piece by contemporary choreographer Mark Morris.

Collaborators & Colleagues

Jennifer S.B. Calienes is an independent consultant and senior advisor for the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University, where she served as founding director (2004–14).

In advance of the September workshops with Boris Charmatz, project co-directors host an informal professional preview for dance and performance artists .

Grants & Grantees

Eleone Dance Theatre is a Philadelphia-based troupe dedicated to dance that celebrates intergenerational and multicultural themes.