Philadelphia Dance Theatre is thrilled to host the 2015 Regional Dance America Festival for the Northeast region here in Philadelphia, the City of Brotherly LOVE. It is our mission and absolute pleasure to offer the dancers an exciting and inspiring festival experience. The most wonderful thing about our regional festivals is that each one offers a new perspective on dance. It is a great thrill to present each of the Northeast region’s accomplished companies on two Philadelphia stages.
Although it is just 100 miles south of New York, the city of Philadelphia has a thriving dance scene, with three professional ballet companies, more than a dozen modern dance troupes, and several dance series and festivals throughout the year. It has emerged as a dance capital.
Philadelphia is the birthplace of the Philly Cheesesteak sandwich and proudly displays the “Rocky” statue at the base of the Art Museum’s steps. Rich in American history, Philadelphia is home to Independence Hall, where the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution were both signed and adopted. As the birthplace of the United States and the first capitol, Philadelphia claims many historic firsts, including; the first zoo, public gardens, lending library, bank, hospital, fire company, printing press, professional football game and of course where the first row-house was built.
I cannot think of a better way to LOVE the city back than to expose the flourishing talents of our young dance artists, as well as RDA’s masterful choreographers to the city and it’s people.
Joy Delaney Capponi, Artistic Director
Philadelphia Dance Theatre
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Loews Philadelphia Hotel
The Loews Philadelphia Hotel seamlessly blends history with the needs and wants of the modern traveler. Enjoy legendary Loews conveniences, comforts and services. From the prime location with breathtaking skyline views to the spacious guestrooms and innovative cuisine, our hotel offers business and leisure travelers alike everything they need for a memorable stay.
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
Concert & Gala Performances
The 650-seat Perelman Theater is a multi-use recital hall/proscenium theater. A unique 75-foot-diameter turntable stage transforms the Perelman Theater from an intimate recital hall with outstanding acoustics to a proscenium theater with a deep stage, complete fly-loft and orchestra pit. First level theater seats may be lowered and retracted to create flat seating for cabaret and theater in-the-round, as well as for experimental performances.
Arts Bank Theater
The Arts Bank is a historical bank building on Philadelphia’s famed South Street. The building houses a 230-seat main stage and the fully renovated Laurie Beechman Cabaret Theater on the first floor.
Draped with vintage colors and styles evocative of the 1960s, the Arts Bank offers students a unique space to practice and perfect their work. Senior music recitals, film and animation shows, Theater, Music and Dance classes, and professional productions have filled this former financial facility with applause and ovations since the University bought it in 1994.
Terra Hall, University of the Arts
Located on Philadelphia’s bustling “Avenue of the Arts,” dancers will take class at University of the Arts, Terra Hall. Within the building are six spacious studios fully equipped with mirrors, barres, and musical equipment
Click below to see our 2015 distinguished faculty!
Thank you to our generous sponsors.Without the help of these companies, this festival would not be possible!