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BAM Season: May 30-June 1

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

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 [...]

Life Coach Danny: Spring Tips

Life Coach Danny

He’s back! And by popular demand! Daniel Gwirtzman’s hilarious alter ego, Life Coach Danny, offers a plethora of everyday advice in Spring Tips: Five Tips for a New You in the New Spring, a three-minute video.  Exercise, nutrition, healthy living, these are the topics, and more!, LCD preaches from his pulpit. Check out his infectiousness! [...]

Sisyphus-4th Film of Season


Sisyphus, conceived, directed and edited by the collaborative team of Daniel and Stefanos Milkidis, premieres.  Inspired by the majestic landscape of northern California, this meditation on time, futility and work updates the Greek myth to show Sisyphus forever pushing a wheeled piece of farm machinery. Click HERE to watch!

No Trespassing-Our 3rd Event!

No Trespassing

The Company produced No Trespassing, a seven-and-a-half-minute film a year ago when in residence in northern California, and releases the film as the third of fifteen events marking the Company’s fifteenth anniversary virtual season.  Directed by Stefanos Milkidis and featuring Daniel, the site-specific dance film screened last July at the American Dance Festival’s International Screendance [...]

Joffrey Does Encore-2nd of 15 Events!

Joffrey Students in Encore

We produced this behind-the-scenes film capturing the aspiring dancers of The Joffrey Ballet School’s Jazz and Contemporary Program as they learn our acclaimed show Encore and prepare for performance. The performances will be held at the Salvatore Capezio Theater, February 22 and 23, 2014.  However you don’t need to be in New York City to [...]