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February 22-23, 2019: Intersections – 20th Anniversary Season @ The 92 Street Y

The 92nd Street Y presents Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
20th Anniversary Season

Fri, Feb 22, 2019, 8:00 pm and Sat, Feb 23, 2019, 8:00pm
Buttenwieser Hall at The 92nd Street Y (between 91st & 92nd Streets)
1395 Lexington Avenue New York, NY 10128

Starting at $25

Intersections, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s 20th Anniversary New York season and newest dance, marks a continuum of two decades of innovative dance production without pause. The Company is known for its playful virtuosity, accessibility and charisma. “A troupe I’d follow anywhere” (The Village Voice), a “troupe of fabulous dancers” (Backstage) that “can’t help but smile” (The New Yorker). “The dancers are flawless and picture perfect too.” (Show Business)

Who are these dancers? Artists making significant contributions to the field. The Company takes pride in its illustrious roster of dancers, past and present, that have significantly contributed to our history and repertory, including Michael Novak of Paul Taylor Dance Company, Jamie Scott from Merce Cunningham and Trisha Brown’s companies, Jonathan Alsberry, from Lar Lubovitch and Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, and Stacy Martorana from Mark Morris Dance Group, who continues to dance with DGDC since 2006 and will be featured this season.

The celebratory season brings back favorite dancers and dances.

With a trademark blend of humor, musicality and inventiveness, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company provokes and entertains. This milestone season celebrates twenty years of superlative dance performed by a cast of exemplary longtime Company dancers.

The diverse cast includes Christian von Howard, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Derek Crescenti, Oren Barnoy, Vanessa Martinez de Banos, Lauren Kravitz, Frances Samson, currently dancing with the José Limón Dance Company, and the dancer who’s been with the Company the longest, Daniel Gwirtzman.

Sifting through twenty years of repertory Daniel, the Company’s choreographer, has culled classic dances and crafted these alongside a premiere, Intersections, into a program-length dance in the spirit of a Cunningham Event.

Less retrospective than future-focused, dances have been recontextualized and reimagined. The program confirms the optimism for which the Company is known, while depicting sobering, harsh, portraits of today’s ill society. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Photo: Kathryn Butler

Daniel Takes Off at Ucross Residency, Wyoming

Daniel arrived in Wyoming this week for his five-week residency as a Ucross Fellow. Past Fellows: ten Pulitzer Prizes, nine MacArthur Foundation Grants, six National Book Awards, seven Tony Awards, two Academy Awards, three Golden Globes, 74 Guggenheim Fellowships, and more…Movies based on works by Ucross Fellows include Eat Pray Love (Elizabeth Gilbert) and Brokeback Mountain (Annie Proulx). The mission of Ucross Foundation is to foster the creative spirit of deeply committed artists and groups by providing uninterrupted time, studio space, living accommodations, and the experience of the majestic High Plains while serving as a good steward of its historic 20,000-acre ranch.

Ucross Foundation was established by Raymond Plank in 1981 and is a 501(c)3 public non-profit organization. For more than thirty years, Ucross has been giving space and time to artists who come from many disciplines: writers, composers, visual and performing artists.

Doodling Returns This Fall: 3 Shows, 3 Cities

Daniel in Doodling

Saturday, October 20: Arts On Site, 12 St. Marks Place, Manhattan Sunday, October 28: Movement and Dance Festival, Nazareth Center for the Performing Arts, Rochester, NY Friday/Saturday November 16/17: Key West Dance Collective, Tennessee Williams Theatre, Key West, Florida Photograph of Daniel in Doodling from the Gdański Festiwal Tańca, in Gdańsk, Poland (June 2018) by [...]

Company’s ENCORE Performances A Huge Hit!

ENCORE at KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle critic Jack Garner wraps up the KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival, recapping his “personal cream of the crop.” He writes: “For me, Fringe ’18 was especially a festival of great dance. One of the biggest joys annually is the presentation of Garth Fagan Dance. We also found a new delight – the [...]

ENCORE at KeyBank Rochester Fringe

ENCORE at Rochester Fringe

Two weeks until the Company’s Fringe Festival performances, September 15 (6:30pm), September 16 (1pm, 6:30pm). BUY TICKETS HERE!

DGDC Cover of Downtown Express

Downtown Express Summertime

The Company landed on the front cover of the weekly Downtown Express, the newspaper of Lower Manhattan. Calling the work whimsical, the physical newspaper printed a second photo of the Company on page 10 and included another third photo on the digital site. Photographs: Milo Hess

Summertime Suite A Hit!

Summertime Suite Wedding Milo Hess

DGDC performed August 16 at the Battery Dance Festival to an enthusiastic overflowing audience. It was a glorious summer night. The heat started to diminish as the Company took the stage. Vanessa Martínez de Bańos’s performance of Tisket was a highlight, opening the show with vibrancy. What better background for our patriotic Summertime Suite than [...]

Two Days Until Battery Dance Festival!

The Iconic Basket from The Summertime Suite

Thursday, August 16, 7pm the Company brings back its beloved Summertime Suite to the City of New York! Featuring 12 DGDC dancers, this free performance is not to be missed! For information visit Battery Dance Festival’s website: The Iconic Basket from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s Summertime Suite by Lauren O’Brien

Two Weeks Until Battery Dance Festival!

The Carousel from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company's Summertime Suite by Darial Sneed

Thursday, August 16, 7pm the Company brings back its beloved Summertime Suite to the City of New York! Featuring 12 DGDC dancers, this free performance is not to be missed! For information visit Battery Dance Festival’s website: The Carousel from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s Summertime Suite by Darial Sneed

Encore for ENCORE at KeyBank Fringe Festival

Encore Fringe Poster

The KeyBank Rochester Fringe Festival and GeVa Theatre Center present the Company in its acclaimed hit show Encore. Performances will take place on Saturday, September 15 at 6:30PM, Sunday, September 16 at 1:00PM and Sunday, September 16 at 6:30PM at The Fielding Stage at Geva Theatre Center, 75 Woodbury Blvd. Tickets, priced at $18 (student, [...]