Photo by Lois Greenfield

Photo by Lois Greenfield

Printz Dance Project (PDP) is a San Francisco-based contemporary dance company under the artistic direction of Stacey Printz.  Made up of dancers with varied training backgrounds, the company has performed repertory shows in Stacey’s signature fusion style across the US and abroad for over 14 years. PDP creates musically driven, visceral dance pieces that integrate themes centered around the human experience.

The company has performed home seasons in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area including Dance Mission Theater, ODC Theater, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Cowell Theater, West Wave Dance Festival, the Monterey Dance Festival, Solad Dance Center, Women on the Way Festival, Marin Arts Council Gallery, Marin Center and as a guest artist for colleges and universities. PDP has also performed and toured nationally, having been produced in such places as Los Angeles, Minnesota, Idaho, Utah, Laguna Beach, Flagstaff, Sedona, San Diego, Boulder, Monterey, Memphis, Palmdale, Angel's Camp, Folsom, Temecula and Joyce SoHo in New York City. PDP received standing ovations in their first international performances in Lithuania, with subsequent tours to Russia, Ireland and Mexico.

Developing a style that blends modern dance with jazz and hip-hop is at the company's artistic core. PDP believes that in maintaining a positive rehearsal process, which is inclusive and nurturing, the final production is strengthened. From joyous to playful to sensual and fierce, the company's musically-driven dancers "blend dance techniques that include modern, jazz, ethnic, ballet and hip-hop with a flow that motivates eye, energy and spirit" (Marie Beneat, Attitude Magazine). Ann Murphy of Voice of Dance said, "What Printz demonstrated right off the bat was that she had a grab bag of talent, a deep feel for the sensual power of movement and a veritable encyclopedia of high and low dance styles to draw from." 

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