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Terrain Screens April 3 in NYC

The Set NYC presented Terrain @ Lovecraft NYC Film Screenings, Monday, April 3, 2017.
Lovecraft NYC, 50 Avenue B, NYC, 7:30pm. Watch The Terrain Trailer. The Company produced Terrain in 2016 along with AADK Spain. Filmed in the desert region of Murcia, southern Spain, Terrain depicts a body in a vast mountainous landscape. At first a mere dot indistinguishable against this rocky backdrop, the viewer is challenged to discern the camouflaged body, a kind of Where’s Waldo. As the film progresses, the performer gradually comes into close focus, revealing detailed glimpses of the body akin to an animal in the wild.

The Encore Project Begins: Winter 2017

This year Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company celebrates the 10th Anniversary of our acclaimed hit Encore which premiered in 2007 at Manhattan’s Joyce SoHo. Since then Encore has continued to be performed and licensed by professional companies, pre-professional training programs, and college and arts high school dance departments. It has never fallen from the rep. Encore: The Show Has Legs! On February 23 the dance made its Florida debut at The University of Florida in Gainesville, opening night of a seven performance run at the Constans Theatre on the UF campus, lasting until March 2. The Gainesville Sun previewed the run.

On Saturday February 25 Encore made its North Carolina debut when the Charlotte Dance Festival Repertory Ensemble performed an excerpt of the work at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center. An initiative called Blumenthal Celebrates presented dance ahead of a performance of the Twyla Tharp 50th Anniversary Tour, which performed at the Belk Theater on Saturday. The CDF Rep Ensemble and Encore opened the show for Twyla’s Company. Artistic Director Caroline Calouche was interviewed for the local news about the project. Gwirtzman’s energetic, jazzy dance makes its Charlotte premiere March 18 at Duke Energy Theater.
The Florida School of the Arts in Palatka, FL, part of St. John’s River State College, has also learned an excerpted form of the dance. The students will perform multiple times during a performance season in April. A fourth ensemble rehearsing the dance, PICTA Movement Collective, a troupe out of Beloit College in Wisconsin, will perform on March 25 at the John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, WI; April 9 at St. John’s on the Lake; April 21 at the Rock Prairie Montessori School; and later this spring on the Beloit College Campus.

Terrain: World Premiere, Barcelona 11/18

Terrain, a film by Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company

Terrain Trailer from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company on Vimeo. Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company produced Terrain in 2016. Filmed in southern Spain, Terrain depicts a body, that of choreographer Daniel Gwirtzman, in a mountainous landscape. Stripped of a recognizable narrative, the choreography investigates gesture and form, transforming the body into a panorama of identities. Director/Choreographer/Performer/Editor: Daniel [...]

The Party Premieres

A Glimpse at The Party's Set

The Party, choreographed by Gwirtzman, is a theatrical, narrative dance with scripted characters depicting a group of friends as they navigate the social dynamics of a gathering. The overarching concept explores the tipping point when intimacy crosses into inappropriate behavior and violence, peeking into the darker side of relationships and the pressures, dangers and abuses [...]

Character Makes Its Atlanta Debut

Daniel Gwirtzman in Character

Daniel is ecstatic to perform Character Oct 27 and Oct 28 at 7 Stages, Atlanta. ROGUE — Caroline Calouche & Co. with guest artists. 8pm. Click HERE for Tickets! While the choreography has not changed since its premiere in 2005, the solo has definitely evolved. Says Daniel: “I’ve remained faithful to the steps, however the [...]

Doodling Delivers!

Doodling from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company on Vimeo. Choreographer, director and dancer Daniel Gwirtzman closed the program of ten choreographers at the 92nd Street Y Friday, September 23, a program called The Dancing Man Dances On, part of the Harkness Center for Dance’s Friday at Noon series. The solo features six distinct pieces of music [...]

Daniel’s Doodling Feet Perform 9/23

Doodling Feet from Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company on Vimeo.

Doodling 25-Second Teaser Video!

DGDC Performs at 92nd Street Y


Fridays at Noon: The Dancing Man Dances On The Company premieres Doodling at the 92nd Street Y September 23, Noon BUY TICKETS HERE! The elegance of the male dancer is championed in works featuring 10 artists: 10 Hairy Legs, Dylan Crossman, Daniel Gwirtzman, Suk Soon Jung, Jon Kinzel, Jim May, David Parker, John-Mario Sevilla, David [...]

Daniel Returns from Europe

Daniel in Wall

“The gift of these past months was the time and space to be immersed in an extended creative pool. Alongside the Company’s teaching and choreographic engagements, the focus of the fall is editing the various film projects shot in France and Spain. The beauty of the landscapes and the warmth of the people have brought [...]