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The Oracle Returns to New York December 4

The AMERICAN DANCE GUILD FESTIVAL 2015 presents The Company in an excerpt from The Oracle. Ailey Citigroup Theater, Friday, December 4, 2015 at 8pm. Original cast members Daniel Gwirtzman, Jonathan Alsberry, Anna Schon and Aslan Moffitt-Rolston will be dancing that evening! For tickets please visit ADG’s site HERE.

60 x 60 Dance: October 23

Part of the Vox Novus Festival, 60×60 Dance pairs 60 choreographies with 60 composers for 60 one-minute performances. The free one-hour dance extravaganza was presented twice on Friday October 23 at the Winter Garden Atrium at Brookfield Place in downtown Manhattan: at 12:30 and 8:00pm.

A review of 60 x 60 written for The Dance Enthusiast by Erin Bomboy:

One hour. It’s such a trivial amount of time that one can slip away unnoticed. It’s lunch with a friend or a spin class. It’s a well-deserved nap or an episode of your favorite television drama. In the concert dance world, it’s the de facto length for a single-bill piece.  60×60 upends this notion of devoting one hour to any one thing. It presents 60 one-minute dances set to 60 one-minute music pieces, all created by contemporary choreographers and composers. The brainchild of Rob Voisey, Executive Director of Vox Novus, 60×60 was born of a mad, creative desire to present as much new music and dance in as short a time as possible. It sounds crazy. It is a little crazy. But gung-ho choreographers and dancers show that a little crazy makes for a vivid and varied hour.

Solid dancing is always appreciated, and 60×60 shows plenty of it. Jonathan Alsberry and Derek Crescenti from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company bound with joyous physicality – crisp kicks and whip-fast turns – through several different scores.

Above, the dancers in Gala, a virtuosic sprint. Below, in Pair, a tender exploration of dependence. All photos by the wonderful photographer Darial Sneed.

Read the full review HERE.

DGDC dancers Derek Crescenti and Jonathan Alsberry perform two excerpts from the recent premiere of Accelerate. They perform together in two duets at each show. Gala, an exuberant sprint, challenges the dancers’ virtuosity, and Pair reveals a tenderness built on unexpected partnering and lifts.

Says Derek:
“The creative process for the material we are performing as part of 60×60 was quite ‘accelerated’ at first. It is a treat to have another opportunity to dig deeper into the work, to clarify and strengthen its voice. Working alongside Jojo (Jonathan), I feel a great comradery, energetic match and a fulfilling sense of play while performing. Even if just for two minutes!”


Accelerate Premieres 9/26

Accelerate in development

DGDC has been awarded a commission by the Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning in Jamaica, Queens for the sixth annual Making Moves Festival this fall. Accelerate finds inspiration from Moore’s Law, which observes the exponential rise of speed and power in computing. The 30-minute group dance premieres Saturday, September 26 at the Jamaica Center [...]

Mapping’s In The News

Daniel in Mapping, photo by Amanda MacLeod

Writer Madeleine L. Dale reviews Mapping, Attitude Magazine, Vol 26, No. 3 Inception to Exhibtion (ITE), an interdisciplinary arts organization, was founded in 2009 by Tiffany Rea-Fisher and Matthew Fisher. They serve as Artistic and Executive Directors, respectively. At the Broadway district’s Shetler Theatre from March 11-15, 2015, ITE held its second annual dance festival [...]

Skafiotes Residency in Greece!

Sfakiotes Residency

Mid-August—Daniel has returned from the Skafiotes Residency in Greece.  Collaborating with video artist Stefanos Milkidis the two developed site-specific choreography in the gorgeous mountains of Lefkada island in the Ionian Islands, where the residency is based.  It was a prolific period of research and creative play during the twenty-five days in Greece. The international residency [...]

Kingsborough On Stage A Success!

Mariusz, Aslan, Derek and Oren in new choreography

The Company’s residency, supported by a 2015 CUNY Dance Initiative Rehearsal Residency at Kingsborough Community College, culminated in an Open Rehearsal Thursday, July 16 at On Stage at Kingsborough. Daniel showed new choreography in development to a wonderful audience of interested dance-goers. Thank you to CUNY, KCC and the dancers for making the three-week residency [...]

Free Show in Bryant Park-July 10 @ 6:30pm

Bryant Park presents Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company in performance Friday, July 10, 6-7:30pm. A shared program of three companies, including Jennifer Muller/The Works and Manuel Vignoulle Dance. The Company’s virtuosity, musicality, innovation, humor and vibrant dancers will be on display as we present highlights from our acclaimed repertory: Olympiad Museum Summmertime Suite New Work (Premiere) [...]

Accelerate Previewed Saturday, June 27

Daniel Gwirtzman's Accelerate

Daniel Gwirtzman’s newest dance, Accelerate, previewed as part of the inaugural Higher Ground Festival. Due to a stormy summer rain, the performance occurred at the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights and Inwood, 54 Nagle Avenue, NYC, 10040, in Northern Manhattan.

Higher Ground Dance Festival

Jonathan Alsberry and Brittany Posas in The Oracle

The Company previews a new dance, Accelerate, during the inaugural festival in Fort Tryon Park, Northern Manhattan. Saturday, June 27, 6pm, Fort Tryon Park, Washington Heights, Manhattan. More info to be posted early June.

The Oracle Makes Atlanta Debut

The Oracle

The Company made its Atlanta debut May 22 and 23 with the regional premiere of The Oracle at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s with an acclaimed cast of dancers. The weekend-long run was part of the Modern Atlanta Dance Festival. The dance featured four highly charismatic dancers, including the choreographer Daniel Gwirtzman and longtime dancer [...]