Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (PCDC) is committed to leadership in performance and creative collaboration among high-caliber dancers, choreographers, composers, musicians, and designers. The company aspires to advance the performing arts in New York City, as well as nationally and internationally, through its performance and outreach programs.
New York City's Peridance Contemporary Dance Company, founded by Artistic Director Igal Perry, has been a powerhouse of expressive and athletic dance since 1984. Operating from its home at the renowned Peridance Capezio Center in Union Square, the company presents an annual New York Season at the Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance. In addition to Perry's signature works, described by the NY Times as "blessedly inventive," PCDC annually commissions notable guest choreographers and collaborators.
In the past five years, PCDC's domestic and international tours have brought contemporary dance to over 48,000 audience members around the globe at festivals and venues such as the Ent Center for the Arts in Colorado Springs, Jacob's Pillow, Spring to Dance St. Louis, the Staller Center at Stonybrook University, the Butler Arts Center in Indianapolis, the Suzanne Dellal Dance Centre for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv, Ballet Internacional de Buenos Aires, Florence Dance Festival, Seoul International Dance Festival, and many more.
PCDC provides access to free dance workshops for children in low-income and immigrant communities through its outreach program, Dance Break. The company continuously offers free classes and outdoor performances through organizations such as CityParks’ SummerStage, Broadway Cares, and the Union Square Partnership.
PCDC is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Harkness Foundation, Google, the Jewish Communal Fund and many individual donors.
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Located in the beautiful Union Square area in the heart of New York City, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company has a permanent home at Peridance Capezio Center and its Salvatore Capezio Theater. The unique arrangement of the Company situated within a school creates a harmonious blend of professionals and students, bringing artists from all walks of life together into a lively micro-community, and inspiring young dancers to reach great heights in their art.
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (501c3), is committed to serving the growing need for arts education in public schools and communities. Our outreach programs are designed to offer the individual and the community life-long skills by instilling positive change.
For over a decade, Peridance has worked in collaboration with notable and diverse organizations such as Dance Against Cancer, New York Cares, New Alternatives for Children, The American Red Cross, Free Arts for Abused Children, Greenwich House, New York AIDS Coalition, the Free Arts for Abused Children Project, Dancers Responding to AIDS and the Latino Commission on AIDS in New York City.
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company and Peridance Youth Ensemble are made strong by the support of individual, foundation, and corporate sponsors.
Our sponsors help us advance the performing arts by enabling the development of visionary choreography, creation of new works and execution of performances and workshops worldwide. With their support, we are fortunate to create and execute an array of educational opportunities for K-12 children as well as pre-professional and aspiring students, including those who are at-risk communities and schools.
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Peridance Contemporary Dance Company (legal name The Peridance Ensemble LTD) is a 501(c)3 organization with a tax ID 13-3236256. All donations are tax deductible to the extent provided by law. The Company's fiscal year ends June 30th.
PCDC WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT OUR LOYAL DONORS