Grace Dance Theater
Wake up the spirit of the audience through Dance
The Grace Dance Theater (GDT) of Philadelphia began as the "Company Grace" in 1991. This grass roots modern dance ensemble embodies the grace of dance, the spirit of dance and the sheer joy of dance. Their powerful movements stir the heart because they dance about the human condition.GDT was orginally started to give a small group of talented dancers from Progressive Center for Dance a venue to showcase their talents. Since its inception, the mission of GDT has expanded.
Today, talented artists from the tri-state area work together to bring the community a beautiful artform.GDT 1st concert was held in May of 1992. The concert featured three major works: "Gospel Suite", "Jazz Suite", and "Past to Future". These pieces were instant favorites with the audience and have become part of the companies repetory. GDT has had numerous concerts and performances since its debutane. Engagements include Art showcases in Baltimore and Philadelphia, Art exchanges at Painted Bride and CCP and guest appearances at Temple University, Sharon Baptist, Calvary Episcopal, and Greater Exodus Churches. In addition, GDT holds an annual winter concert called " A Little Night Dancing" to celebrate the holiday.
In 2006 GDT celebrated 15 years as a company. Although much has changed in the company since it began, the mission has remained same : "Wake up the spirit of the audience through Dance."