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Want to learn more about Philadelphia’s dance history? Join us for the Local Dance History Project Forum on Sunday, February 28. The free all-day forum begins at 12 p.m. and will feature a dance class led by project artists, two panel discussions exploring Philadelphia’s contemporary dance scene in the late 1970s and early 80s, and a presentation of archival video clips, photos, flyers, and more. The panels, moderated by Lisa Kraus, will feature project artists Dan Martin and Michael Biello, Jano Cohen, PDP’s Terry Fox, and Ishmael Houston-Jones alongside Jeff Cain, musician, playwright and performance artist and co-founder of Old City Arts; Gerry Givnish, visual artist and co-founder of the Painted Bride Art Center; Wendy Hammarstrom, who appeared with the project artists in Dance & Dancers; and Bruce Schimmel, journalist, founder of Philadelphia City Paper, and editor of Dance Dialog, a journal of critical writing circa 1980. Check out the Local Dance History Project Forum on our website for a complete schedule.
Read more about the first program on PDP’s new website at www.philadanceprojects.org! The new site is now live and features detailed information on all series events, the ability to purchase tickets online, videos from artists, news about other PDP programs, a blog and more.
Pictured: Otto Ramstad (photo by Per Morten Abrahamsen)