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$10,000 NYSCA Choreographic Commission Grant

Support for Artists FY23 Grantee GraphicDaniel 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 received a $10,000 choreographic commission grant. The funds will help produce e-Motion: A Journey Into the Merging of Neuroscience and Performance at The Cherry Arts, Ithaca, NY, May 28-June 4, 2023. This dance-theater work is a collaboration between playwright Saviana Stanescu, who will create the text, and Gwirtzman’s choreography. The piece will be performed by the Company.

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 […]


Now Screening in the DGDC Viewing Theater! To ride out the end of winter, we’re screening SNOW DANCIN’, a four-minute film of Daniel dancing in subzero weather. To gain access, make a contribution to the Company via our PayPal GivingFund link. Suggested sliding scale donation: $4-$9 per viewer. Any questions, email us!


Announcing the DGDC Viewing Theater! We’re screening An Evening of Love Dances, a live Zoom event held this Valentine’s Day. Join Daniel, Derek, Vanessa, and Daisy as they discuss the critical, public, and personal conversations surrounding these favorite dances from the repertory. You’ll have a front-row view to six duets: Coupling, Timebomb, Tribe, Together, Museum, […]