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Charged Screens in Three International Festivals Fall 2023

Charged screens at Cuadro por Danza Festival in Caracas, Venezuela (9/9); London International Screen Dance Festival at Laban Theatre (10/12-13), and Exeter Dance International Film Festival (10/16-22) in the UK’s South West.

Charged, a dance film by Daniel Gwirtzman, was featured in the opening event program for the 5th edition Cuadro por Danza Festival, screening Saturday, September 9th at Centro de Arte Los Galpones in Caracas, Venezuela. This colorful PDF details the programs:

Charged has been selected to screen at the London International Screen Dance Festival at Laban Theatre in London. This biennial event is “a celebration of the inventive and experimental integration of movement, choreography and the moving image on screen.” The Festival dates are October 12th and 13th and features a lineup of a total of 28 films from China, Spain, Brazil, Taiwan, Romania, Greece, Iran, Canada, India, Italy, Poland, France, Indonesia, the UK, and the US. Acclaimed choreographer Hofesh Shechter and director Mitchell Rose are among the filmmakers. Visit their site for more..

Charged is also an official selection of the Exeter Dance International Film Festival and will be shown online between October 16th-22nd. EDIFF is a not-for-profit international dance film festival for the UK’s South West. Set in the heart of Exeter, this yearly full day and evening event in October is “brimming with world-class independent dance films.” Available for anyone in the world to watch! Visit this link to purchase tickets.


Charged showcases an over-caffeinated Everywoman in her kitchen on the brink of disaster. A portrait of a driven, detailed woman who manages an array of tasks, alternating between the discipline of accomplishing and the daydream of departure. Humor, grit, exhaustion, frustration, and liberation emerge as themes as the soloist pursues unexpected and surprising actions within an expected and unsurprising setting.

The film was commissioned by the Texas-based Flatlands Dance Theatre and made its premiere during the Solo Series, a week-long screening (May 2021). It subsequently screened to live audiences at the DanceBARN ScreenDANCE Festival in Battle Lake, Minnesota (July 2021) at TDP’21, Tipperary Dance Platform’s international dance festival, which “brings the best of dance from the world” to Tipperary, Ireland (October, 2021), the Thessaloniki Cinedance International in Thessaloniki, Greece (September 2022), the Third Coast Dance Festival in Reno, Nevada (February 2023), at the Opine Dance Film Festival, presented by the Bryn Mawr Film Institute at Bryn Mawr College (March 2023), and the American Dance Festival’s Movies by Movers Festival during ADF’s 90th Anniversary Season at Duke University (June 2023).


Everybody Can Dance: July 26 at Lincoln Center

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Presents

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company in Everybody Can Dance

An Interactive Performance, part of Lincoln Center’s Summer for the City

July 26, 2023, 11:30am

New York City-based Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company kicks off its 25th Anniversary Season this summer with the premiere of Everybody Can Dance, a 20-minute performance, followed by 40 minutes of social dance instruction with Daniel and the Company. The event is a part of Outdoor Storytimes by Lincoln Center, presented in partnership with the New York Public Library’s Performing Arts branch.

Whether you prefer a fast groove, slow slide, a silly wiggle, or a giant leap, we all have one thing in common–everybody can dance! Dance educator, dancer, and choreographer Daniel Gwirtzman and the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company presents choreography that explores shapes, patterns, and partnering, demonstrating that we all have what it takes to shuffle and skip and shimmy and shake.

Bring your family and friends of all ages to listen to the story and learn some new dance moves in this highly interactive event. The entrance to the garden located on the north side of 62nd Street, between Columbus and Amsterdam. This event is Free and General Admission, first-come first-served. Just show up!

Presented as part of Lincoln Center’s Family Programming at Summer for the City, outdoor weekday morning Storytime sessions are intended to energize families and foster an early love for the arts. Curated by the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, each Storytime event features narratives all ages will enjoy.

The name of the dance comes from a children’s picture book of the same title by author Kara Novolio and illustrator Ruth-Mary Smith. The story is perfectly aligned with the Company’s mission which has remained steadfast to its belief that everyone can dance. Free copies of the book will be given to the audience, which Daniel will narrate. The dance is a blend of the elegant and the quirky with a mash-up of over twenty pieces of popular music. Everybody Can Enjoy!

Company dancers Usman Ali Ishaq, Mariah Anton, Vanessa Martínez de Baños and Honza Pelichovský are having a ball rehearsing the genre-bending work, the Company’s newest. Says Daniel, “The theme of Lincoln Center’s summer programming is Summer Fun for the City, represented by the immense disco ball in the heart of Lincoln Center’s plaza. With an infectious score featuring several disco tunes, The Twist, classic jazz, and Taylor Swift, the dance features something for everyone and is guaranteed to get you boogieing in your seats.”

Following the performance, Daniel will lead the audience through a variety of fun and easy-to-learn folk and social dances, including his signature 70s dance, The Bus Stop.

Schedule of Events

11:30am: Performance Begins

11:50am: Interactive Dance led by Daniel and the Company

12:30pm: Q and A with Daniel and the Company

For more information visit Lincoln Center’s Website.

e-Motion Opens To Great Fanfare!

Closing Weekend: June 2-4, 2023: Three Shows. All Livestreamed! Made for TV! Friday, June 2: 7:30pm EST Saturday, June 3: 7:30pm EST Sunday, June 4: 2pm EST VISIT OUR e-MOTION PAGE FOR INFO, TICKETS, VIDEOS, & PRESS

Tickets Live for e-MOTION

e-Motion, co-produced by The Cherry Arts and Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company LIVESTREAM and IN PERSON TICKETS Performance Times Fri May 26, 7:30 pm //Sat May 27, 7:30 pm // Sun May 28, 2:00 pm Fri Jun 2, 7:30 pm //Sat Jun 3, 7:30 pm // Sun Jun 4, 2:00 pm DEDICATED E-MOTION WEBSITE for more […]

e-Motion Rehearsals Intensify for May Premiere

Mid-March 2023. The Company and our collaborators have been busy preparing for the spring premiere e-Motion. Pictured, playwright Saviana Stanescu, creating text for the dance, dancer Sarah Hillmon, Daniel, and photographer/videographer Stefanos Milkidis. Following a full day’s rehearsal at the Borough of Manhattan Community College’s Tribeca Performing Arts Center’s theatre, the four enjoyed the late […]

Charged Screens in Reno and Bryn Mawr

Charged, which showcases an over-caffeinated Everywoman in her kitchen on the brink of disaster, continues to gain acceptance into film festivals. March 18, 2023 it screened at the Opine Dance Film Festival presented by the Bryn Mawr Film Institute at Bryn Mawr College. “The 8th annual festival celebrates dance-film makers locally, nationally, and internationally who […]

$10,000 NYSCA Choreographic Commission Grant

Support for Artists FY23 Grantee Graphic

Daniel Gwirtzman is a New York State Council of the Arts Grantee, having received a FY2023 Support for Artists grant award sponsored by The Cherry Arts, in Ithaca, New York! Thanks to Governor Kathy Hochul, and Katherine Nicholls, Chair, and Mara Manus, Executive Director, of the New York State Council on the Arts, Daniel has […]

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REMEMBERING JEFFREY S. STORY A native of Columbus, Ohio, Jeff began his professional affiliation with movement accompanying at Ballet Met and for the dance department at The Ohio State University. In Philadelphia, where Jeff lived for more than two decades, he accompanied and composed for the Philadelphia Dance Company (Philadanco), Pennsylvania Ballet, The University of […]

The Brooklyn Rail Interviews Daniel: January 2022

  CLICK TO READ THE ARTICLE ABOUT THE BROOKLYN RAIL “Founded in October 2000 and currently published ten times annually, the Brooklyn Rail provides an independent forum for arts, culture, and politics throughout New York City and far beyond. The journal, in addition to featuring local reporting; criticism of music, dance, film, and theater; and […]