a performing and teaching company

Welcome

Hello and welcome to our website. In 2017 the Company celebrates the tenth anniversary of our acclaimed show Encore with The Encore Project, which has created new relationships and allowed us to engage with new audiences. Read about this exciting year-long project.

Thanks to the dedication of so many wonderful dancers and other artists over our nineteen year history we share our art with numerous diverse populations through collaborations, workshops, and interactive performances. Our audiences, and students, learn not only about the particulars of dance, but about themselves. We are interested in sharing the comfort, challenge, joy, and endless expression possible through the exploration of dance.

Daniel and Stacy Martorana shot by Christopher Duggan, at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival

The power of dance is undeniable, and now, more than ever, in the frightening reality of 2017, it is something which people everywhere desire to watch and experience. We are in a position to provide this experience, to present dance that has the capability to captivate, heal, and provide deep enjoyment.

2016 Highlights
Performing at New York’s prestigious Jazz at Lincoln Center as part of the annual Association of Performing Arts Presenters’ Conference (APAP). We performed an excerpt of our acclaimed dance The Oracle, which also toured to the MAD Festival in Rochester, New York in the winter. I received two prestigious fellowships and was in residence for two months at Dora Maar House (Maison Dora Maar) in Menerbes, France (the region of Provence) and at Centro Negra through the invitation and support of AADK in Blanca, Murcia, Spain. The Company saw its dance films presented at various festivals.

2015 Highlights

Our TOP TEN list of highlights include:

  • CUNY Dance Initiative Residency, sponsored by the CUNY Dance Initiative and Kingsborough Community College

  • Sfakiotes Residency in the mountains of Lefkada island, Ionian islands, Western Greece

  • Greatest Hits Program in Bryant Park

  • Company’s Atlanta debut of The Oracle

  • Performances of Mapping at NYC’s Inception to Exhibition’s Contemporary Spring Dance Festival and the Charlotte Dance Festival, Charlotte, NC

  • Performances of Encore by students at the University at Buffalo and Girls Preparatory School in Chattanooga,TN

  • Presenting at the National Dance Education Organization’s annual conference in Phoenix

  • Commission of Accelerate by NYC’s Higher Ground Dance Festival and the Jamaica Performing Arts Center

  • The Oracle returning to NY at The Ailey Theater as part of the American Dance Guild’s season

  • Inclusion of two DGDC photos in Lois Greenfield’s book Moving Still

Maintaining and growing the Company is a prohibitively costly process. We are dependent upon individual contributions to keep us charging full speed ahead. Additionally, there are a variety of other ways in which your support can be of tremendous value to us. Please visit our Support page to obtain more information about how you can help.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts about our site. What would you like to see? How can we bring our love of dance into your community? Enjoy and please join us in the dance!

Daniel