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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 afternoon sun on an early spring-like day. Tickets for e-Motion can be purchased here.

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 are creating work with meaning. This program features a selection of outstanding shorts marrying dance and the cinema medium, made by professionals from around the world.” We’re excited to be one of two films selected from the US. The film also screened February 9 and 10 at the Third Coast Dance Film Festival in Reno, NV. Founded in 2010, the festival includes a touring program that has traveled to arts venues and universities in Pennsylvania, Alabama, Nevada, California, Nebraska, North Carolina, and Texas. Female driven work is of high interest to their curators. The film has previously screened in Texas, Minnesota, Ireland, and Greece.

$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 […]

Visit Dance With Us!

Visit the Company’s acclaimed Dance With Us platform, a free online educational resource designed to demystify concert dance.


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 […]

A Balanced New Year!

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 […]

Platform Doors Are Open! Dance With Us Is Live!

We are thrilled to announce the public opening of the Dance With Us platform, a place to engage with dance. Visit dancewithus.org and enjoy the bounty of content available free of charge. VISIT THE PLATFORM!


Dance With Us: Educational Digital Platform Launches With Premieres of Series of New Dance Films! June 25-27, 2021 at 7pm ET RESERVE YOUR FREE TICKET ON OUR EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE  Years in the making, we are most excited to announce the presentation of Dance With Us, an educational digital platform centered around the premiere […]


The Company’s years-long Dance With Us project seeks to bridge the divide separating dance from mainstream culture, underscoring the primacy, purpose, and possibility of contemporary dance in contemporary life. Combining the instructional with the performative, the platform introduces ways to view, speak about, and participate in dance with comfort. The platform seeks to demystify contemporary […]