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The Fantasyland Project Returns 10/30-11/2

Back by popular demand, The Fantasyland Project will screen for four days only from October 30-November 2, providing an escape route on the road to Election Day. A fundraiser for the Company’s Dance With Us platform, a contribution to the Company of any amount provides access to the screening. Any donation of at least $10 will receive a commemorative, limited edition The Fantasyland Project Playing Card. Visit The Fantasyland Project page for more information!

Daniel Gwirtzman in The Fantasyland ProjectImagine, just for a second, utopian portraits of harmonious and optimistically-fantastic scenarios flooded with pink-colored undertones. Welcome to Fantasyland!

Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s new collaborative dance film, The Fantasyland Project, invites you to experience an antidote to the division which cleaves this Dis-United States.

In keeping to its core mission and philosophy, that “anyone can dance”, this vibrant and spirited film is accessible with minimal charge via the comforts of your own viewing space. A contribution is required.

Pausing. Surveying. Assessing. Acting.

During the pandemic the Company doubles down on its dedication to keeping artists engaged. The Company has a commitment to KEEP artists working and employed, CULTIVATE the development of artistic creation, and CONNECT with a range of communities. Our plans continue afoot and we will be launching several initiatives this summer in the absence of our cancelled performance June/July season in New York.

Sit Down You’re Rocking The Boat

WE ALL CAN USE A GOOD LAUGH AT THIS TIME! Our rollocking film Rock The Boat blends classical, improvisational and hip-hop forms into a picnic of delights when this seaman’s obsession with dance animates a series of empty boats. Choreographer and filmmaker Daniel Gwirtzman created this light-hearted, groovy dance film during a two-month residency at […]

DGDC Receives $10K Grant from Rockefeller Brothers Fund

The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has allocated a grant of $10,000 to the NYC nonprofit toward the creation of an interactive educational digital resource geared toward a general viewership. The project, Dance With Us, seeks to bridge the divide separating dance from mainstream culture, underscoring the primacy, purpose, and possibility of dance in contemporary life. Combining […]

Wyoming Performance: October 15-21

The Company’s 20th Anniversary Season continues this fall when we take our hit interactive show Welcome To The World of Dance on the road to the Whitney Center for the Arts in Sheridan, Wyoming as a featured main stage event in their 2019/2020 season. A narrated primer of how to view and speak about dance, […]

July 6 The Performer Makes Its French Debut!

Filmed in Ménerbes, France in the stunning landscape of Provence, Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company’s film The Performer considers constructions of performance and homes in on the curvilinear separating fantasy from reality and drama from camp. The Performer screens at La Maison Dora Maar where it was filmed thanks to generous support from the Museum of […]

Re-Do Premieres June 4 at Dixon Place!

Daniel premiered Re-Do at Dixon Place on June 4, 2019. The 18-minute solo encompasses a range of textures, from the introspective to the theatrical, the gestural to the full.

June Performance at Dixon Place

Dixon Place Presents DGDC in performance June 4, as part of Moving Men, a series of new choreography featuring all male dancers. In Re-Do, Daniel “re-does” the pre-existing solo Doodling, expanding and recontextualizing it in the irreverent and playful spirit of the Company’s 20th Anniversary season and challenging the dancer who’s been with the Company […]

“Shines As An Ultimate Force Of Nature”

Intersections receives a rave review at onstageblog.com! “Provocative, whimsical, and ethereal, the Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company defies expectations of postmodern dance and soars, unafraid to take risks and dazzle with unflinching honesty.” Read the full review HERE!  

Anniversary Season A Real High!

This eye-popping photograph encapsulates the high mark that was the Company’s recent 20th Anniversary Season at The 92nd Street Y (February 2019). The dancers hurdled the new choreographic and performing challenges with expression and ease, reaching new heights. Appropriate for a Company that’s known for its optimism and is based in New York’s historic Washington […]