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Artists in the Local Dance History Project: (top row, from left) Jano Cohen, William Robinson, Gregory Holt, Ishmael Houston-Jones, and Terry Fox; (bottom, from left) Heather Murphy, John Luna, Alie Vidich, Dan Martin, and Michael Biello. Reconstructed works are being performed by today’s dancers in the project’s two weekend programs.
Posted on Tue, Mar. 2, 2010

The old, the new, moving together

By Merilyn Jackson

For The Inquirer

This year’s installment of Philadelphia Dance Projects Presents opened Friday night with part one of the Local Dance History Project/Next Up series, tracking the city’s dance past into the future – what was, who was, what will be, and who will be dancing it.

In a preshow video at the Performance Garage, Philadelphia Dance Projects executive director Terry Fox said, “It’s important that dancers be remembered as part of the landscape of this city,” and what followed painted small pictures of that landscape.