T H E M I S S I O N
Danielle Russo Performance Project (DRPP) is a network of movement-based artists who design physically rigorous, conceptual performances for unconventional formats and spaces. Its mission is to provoke critical, politically potent dialogue between artists and the general public by providing free performances, creative workshops, and interactive programming.
Established in 2011, DRPP has been presented nationally at the American Dance Festival, Detroit Institute of Arts, Governors Island, Jacob's Pillow, and The Yard; and internationally in Austria, Belgium, Canada, France, Mexico, Panama, South Korea, Spain, and Sweden. Despite its in demand touring, DRPP makes its home in New York City. Local highlights include the Ace Hotel, Armory Arts Week, Julian Schnabel’s Casa del Popolo, Gowanus Art + Production, HERE Arts Center, La MaMa, Moynihan Station, SPRING/BREAK Art Show, and (un)Scene Art Show, to name a few.
With a commitment to audience and community engagement, DRPP produces a quarterly community dance jam called, Care to Dance. From this event, 100% of the proceeds are donated to non-profit organizations that care. Recipients have included the American Civil Liberties Union, Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, Houston Food Bank, One Warm Coat, Planned Parenthood, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Educational and Legal Services, and the U.S. Caribbean Strong Relief Fund. Attendees are also encouraged to donate used coats for One Warm Coat in lieu of or in addition to admission.