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An Evening of Love Dances: Valentine’s Day 2021

Tickets available on our Eventbrite page.

This Valentine’s Day the Company offers An Evening of Love Dances, a free event to celebrate the duet form in its repertory and the push and pull of relationships. Celebrated dancers from the Company will be featured in footage screened for the first time. Filmed close-up, this is an intimate opportunity to view several dances from the Company’s acclaimed 20th Anniversary season Intersections, two Februarys ago at The 92nd Street Y in New York.  The footage is as contemporary as the choreography.

The four dances, all brief, averaging five minutes, are Coupling, Museum, Together, and the duet from Timebomb 360° a live dance film performed at Baryshnikov Arts Center in 2008. Scripted commentary will be provided by Daniel, Company dancers Derek Crescenti and Vanessa Martínez de Baños, and moderator Daisy Rudin.

The event’s name refers to a program held exactly twenty-one years ago when DGDC premiered An Evening of Love Dances–two back-to-back sold-out performances of ten dances for a cast of eleven–at Joyce SoHo the evening of February 14, 2000. Reviewing the work dance writer Madeleine L. Dale wrote, “For love of dance, audience and performers were romanced at Joyce SoHo…it was nice to just sit back and be nuzzled by Mr. Gwirtzman’s gift and to enjoy the satisfying feeling of love at first sight, with hope in your heart that you will meet again soon.” (Attitude: The Dancers’ Magazine, Summer 2000)

Tickets available on our Eventbrite page.

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