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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


Tickets Live for e-MOTION

e-Motion, co-produced by The Cherry Arts and Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company


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


e-Motion is an extended duet performed by Daniel Gwirtzman and DGDC Company dancer Sarah Hillmon. The primarily textual score will be augmented by previously unheard music composed by DGDC’s longtime musical collaborator, the late Jeff Story. So-Yeon Yoon, Cornell Associate Professor of human centered design, is creating data visualizations for the work, capturing the performers’ brainwaves and manipulating them to produce video imagery. The intermissionless, program-length dance will be presented onstage at The Cherry Artspace and online via livestream.

The narrative, accessible piece depicts a creator and a product. Which is which? Referencing  Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, this researcher is a neuroscientist, and the narrative follows the big launch of her AI “creature” for scholarly and public consumption. What could go wrong? ChatGPT has been used in the initial stages of script creation, with responses generated through a series of questions that will be utilized in an interactive component with the audience.

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$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 […]

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Willow, pictured above, represents balance, solidity, strength, and aspiration. Firmly rooted and reaching skyward. Oppositional forces keeping us in equilibrium, balancing past and present, needs and wants, realities and dreams. As 2022 arrives, we wish you fortitude and balance to help live with joy through another brave new year! With your donations we will continue […]

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