Headlong is a Philadelphia-based activator of performance research, of cultural inquiry, and of overlapping layers of communities.

Founded in 1993, we create audience-engaging art, support and sponsor artists, and offer a 14-week residency and performance training program at our studios on South Broad Street.

We are doing now more than ever to weather these challenging times with creativity and gumption. Consider a tax-deductible donation to Headlong or a tax-deductible donation to a Headlong Incubated Artist today.

The Headlong team is dedicated to serving artists and the Philadelphia arts ecosystem. We love to hear from you! Contact us.


“Does experimental dance have to be intimidating? Not according to Headlong Dance Theater, which likes to lace its cerebral offerings with sly humor… Headlong is clearly not your typical dance company, with dances in keeping with the troupes’s motto that intelligent experimentation can be compelling and, in some cases, hilarious.”

– New York Times