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Philadelphia modern dance events this wkend

See dance this Friday & Saturday!


Philadelphia Dance Projects Presents 2010 is here! It feels like it was just yesterday that we were celebrating the start of the New Year, and now we’re about to jump into four weeks of contemporary dance performances. The series opens this week with performances from Local Dance History Project artists Dan Martin, Michael Biello and Ishmael Houston-Jones and Next Up artist Otto Ramstad at The Performance Garage on Friday, February 26 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, February 27 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Find out how to get $5 off tickets below. We hope you will join us and bring your friends!

Join in the conversation at Sunday’s Local Dance History Project Forum

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Snowmageddon got you down? Learn how to navigate your way to The Performance Garage

Don’t let the canyons of snow still lining Philly streets deter you from getting out of the house to see some delightful, engaging and provocative dance artists. The Performance Garage, located at 1515 Brandywine Street, is one block North of Spring Garden Street and is accessible by public transportation. Take the Broad Street subway to the Spring Garden Street Station, or catch the C bus or #2 bus. Driving? Metered parking on Spring Garden is FREE beginning at 6:30 p.m. and there is a safe and well lit parking lot at the NW corner of Broad and Spring Garden, just one block from the venue.


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! 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)


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