About Cardell Dance Theater
Cardell Dance Theater is a professional ensemble that gathers artists to create innovative and provocative dance performances. We develop projects intending to dismantle all forms of oppression and passionately believe that artistic expression and imagination could promote essential global change. The company was founded as S. Cardell Danza in 1992 in Buenos Aires, based at Sala Ana Itelman and performing in major dance festivals sponsored by Red Latinoamericana de Productores de Danza, Fundacion Antorchas, Instituto Nacional del Teatro and Secretaria de Cultura de la Nacion, among others. Relocated to Philadelphia in 2009, renamed Cardell Dance Theater performed at the H. Prince Theater, the Annenberg Center of the Performing Arts, The Painted Bride, The Wilma Theater, Christ Church Neighborhood Theater, The Arts Bank, the CEC Theater, Georgian Court University, Swarthmore College, Mt Vernon Dance Space, Falls Bridge -Philly PARD, New Dance House, New Festival, SDHS at The University of the Arts, The Ice Box at the Crane Building, and La MaMa Theater Club in New York City.
Supported by a New England Foundation for the Arts – National Dance Project touring grant, Cardell Dance Theater performed at Black Mountain Museum, North Carolina, the Ferst Center in Atlanta, the Dance Complex in Massachusetts, URBN Center Westphal College Black Box Theater at Drexel University and Palacio de Las Bellas Artes at Festival de Danza Contemporanea EDANCO in the Dominican Republic, supported by The Mid Atlantic Foundation.
Cardell Dance Theater projects have received funding from Swarthmore College Project, The University of the Arts, Georgian Court University Summer Research Grant, The Pew Center for the Arts & Heritage Project grant, Mid Atlantic Foundation for Arts, and New England Foundation for the Arts, National Dance Project, and NEFA Finalist Award.
The company also receives partial support from The Philadelphia Cultural Fund, a multi- year grant, City of Philadelphia’s Art in Action Initiative managed by the Office of Arts Culture and the Creative Economy.