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Gwirtzman’s Mapping–March 12, 2015, 8pm


ITE’s 2nd Annual Contemporary Dance Festival, March 11-15, will bring together some of NYC’s most talented emerging and established choreographers for an immersive focus on contemporary concert dance. The festival will feature two world premieres, a New York premiere, as well as six works-in-progress and re-staged pieces.  DGDC’s acclaimed solo Mapping will be performed Thursday, March 12 by the choreographer.

ITE will present solos, duets, and trios from Stephanie Batten Bland, Sidra Bell, MADboots (Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz), Joe Celej, LoudHoundMovement (Brendan Duggan, Mallory Lynn), Davalois Fearon, Lane Gifford, Daniel Gwirtzman, Francesca Harper, Thomas House, Christina Noel & the Creature, Danielle Russo, David Norsworthy, Jenny Rocha, Sydney Schiff, Steps Ensemble (Bradley Shelver), Nelly Van Bommel, and Andre Zachery.

Festival Ticket Link

Shetler Studios and Theatre is located at 244 West 54th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue, New York. All ITE Spring Festival performances will take place in Theatre 54 on the 12th floor. It is accessible by Subway: 1, N, Q, R, B, D, E, C

Additional performance of Mapping March 21, 2015–Charlotte, NC

Booth Playhouse
130 N. Tryon St.

The ninth Charlotte Dance Festival will be held at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center’s Booth Playhouse and the Patricia McBride and Jean Pierre Bonnefoux Center for Dance.  13 professional companies and over 100 performers will take to the stage and the studio to share their artistry.  Join us for the events below and much more that you can view on our website.  www.charlottedancefestival.org  Tickets can be purchased HERE.

DGDC receives CUNY residency

The Company has been awarded a residency through the City University of New York (CUNY) Dance Initiative, a program providing rehearsal and performance space to New York City choreographers and dance companies.  In its second year, CDI opens the doors of CUNY campuses to New York City choreographers and dance companies by assisting the colleges with artist fees, rehearsal expenses, and marketing efforts.  DGDC will be in residence this summer at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn.

Overall CUNY is awarding 26 dance companies/choreographers residencies at 11 CUNY colleges in 2015.   There were 142 applications.  In addition to providing space for artists to create work and rehearse, all of the CDI projects include programs for students ― master classes, open rehearsals ― along with public events such as lecture-demonstrations and performances.  Stay tuned for more information!

New Year New Partnerships

DGDC in Encore

The Company’s beloved Encore enters its eighth year in active repertory.  Since its premiere at New York’s Joyce SoHo in 2007, there has never been a year when the work has not been performed, and by multiple companies, not only by DGDC.  It was prescient of The New Yorker to write at that time: “Encore [...]

Falling in all Directions

For Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, fall’s curriculum covers a range of stimulating projects, in academia, the professional field and the general community. It is the diet we follow and love, what keeps us in prime shape. October 17-18 DG participates in the Tennessee Association of Dance’s annual Tennessee Dance Festival, Chattanooga, TN October 23-26 DGDC [...]

BAM Season: May 30-June 1

The Oracle at BAM Fisher

The ORACLE World Premiere May 30, May 31, June 1, at BAM Fisher. Read all about the performance on our ORACLE page.  

Rock The Boat

DG in Rock The Boat

The last film of The Brazil Series is the rollicking fun Rock The Boat. Classical, improvisational and hip-hop forms blend into a picnic of delights when this seaman’s obsession with dance animates a series of empty boats.  Watch it HERE on our Fifteen Anniversary Page.

Crab World

Daniel Gwirtzman in Crab World

It’s a crab’s world after all. Daniel Gwirtzman and filmmaker Rafael Silva de Carvalho collaborated on Crab World, a two-minute film shot on location in Misericordia, Bahia, a tiny village on the island of Itaparica, across the Bay from Salvador. Watch the film HERE!

Into The Streets

Nana and Leonardo

With wit, great will and a cast of Brazilian dancers of diverse backgrounds, Daniel leads the enthusiastic literally into the streets of  Salvador da Bahia, the former capital of Brazil.   Filmed at the time of historic protests this film is a peaceful response to the violent uprisings.  In the heart of Afro-Brazil, just blocks [...]


Daniel in Pier

Pier (2014), a dance-for-camera film created in Bahia, captures the perfect symbiosis of elements: a clear day during the heavy rainy season with good light at high tide. In Bahia surprises abound and when the elements conspired the collaborative team ran.  Click HERE to watch the humorous, sensory 4-minute video.

Escape to Bahia: Chegada

Gwirtzman in Chegada

At long last, the Brazil Series!  Daniel Gwirtzman returned to Brazilian soil in the summer of 2013 after exactly ten years thanks to a two-month fellowship from the Sacatar Foundation. One of many films made while in Bahia, the film Chegada, which means arrival in Portuguese, highlights the beauty of the natural landscape and Daniel’s [...]