Enjoy this 50-second trailer for the new film Doubles in which the choreographer dances with his twin in a variety of settings. The film will be released this June.
RECENT PRESS: INTERSECTIONS MARCH 2019
Read Full Review in 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….At times, just the urgency and power conveyed in the dancers’ glances deserved applause…The company shoots energy through every limb and glance the entire evening, and Gwirtzman’s choreography shines through in every piece as an ultimate force of nature.”
Read Full Review in TheaterScene.com“The result was at once elegant and intimate….The imagination shown in the lifts provided a stimulating contrast…Both of these dancers infused their every movement with an awareness, a sensuality, and a presence in the moment that made each of them riveting in their own way…These two dancers recalled that sensuality to us, and reminded us of why we go to see dance and why it pulls at our souls.”
MORE RECENT PRESS
DECEMBER 2018 Dance Magazine visited DGDC in the studio, streaming 11 minutes of rehearsal live to Dance Magazine’s Facebook Page. Featuring Stacy Martorana (Mark Morris Dance Group), Shifting three minutes in.
SEPTEMBER 2018 At the Rochester KeyBank Fringe Festival, critic Jack Garner singled out the Company’s production of Encore at Geva Theatre, the critical “cream of the crop.” Read his review, praising Daniel and Garth Fagan Dance.
AUGUST 2018 The performance of our quintessential summer-themed Summertime Suite at Battery Dance Festival this August was enthusiastically-documented and received. We made the cover of Downtown Express.
WHEN & WHEREDixon Place Presents Moving MenTuesday, June 4, 2019 at 7:30pm161A Chrystie Street, between Rivington and Delancey
WEBSITE FOR TICKETS AND INFO: http://dixonplace.org/performances/moving-men-6-4-2019/Tickets start at $12-15
In the irreverent and none-too-precious spirit of this anniversary season, along with the theme running throughout Intersections, Daniel takes a scissors, knife and his own claw-like hands to the solo he has performed numerous times over the past three years, interrupting the dance, extending sections, adding his own commentary through spoken text, reanimating and reimagining the solo. He is not doodling, but re-doodling, questioning the rules prescribed in the choreography as the very parameters of democracy are being questioned. Why follow rules?
The solo allows the movement and score to scroll calligraphically in a playful, stream-of-conscious manner like a meandering doodle on the page. This elasticity allows Daniel to explore a range of virtuosic qualities, and a diverse range of music, as the piece’s careful structure runs off the page, moving from the literal to a place of abstraction.
Doodling previewed at the Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center/Gibney (NYC), April 2016 and premiered September 2016 at the Harkness Center for Dance’s Friday at Noon series at the 92nd Street Y (NYC). Other performances include Gdański Tança Festiwal in June 2018 (Gdańsk, Poland), Arts On Site in October 2018 (NYC), Key West Dance Collective, November 2018 at the Tennessee Williams Theatre (Key West, FL); and the MidWest Regional Alternative Dance Festival (RADFest) in Kalamazoo’s Epic Theater (MI), March 2019.
Rochesterian Daniel Gwirtzman grew up performing musicals and plays at the Jewish Community Center and Brighton High School, his alma mater. Folk dancing at Temple Beth El played a central, formative role. He recently presented on the influence of Israeli folk dancing on his technique, repertory, pedagogy and programming at Arizona State University’s Jews and Jewishness in the Dance World conference with critic/editor Elizabeth Zimmer. At 12 he began studying with Garth Fagan’s The Bottom of the Bucket But…Dance Theater. A week after graduating from The University of Michigan he joined Garth Fagan Dance. Co-Founded Artichoke Dance Company, 1995: “A welcome addition to the New York dance scene.” reviewed TheNew York Times. Guest artist and international touring with the renown Mark Morris Dance Group. Founded the NYC-based Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company (DGDC), a nonprofit performing and teaching company in 1998. Dance Films: numerous national & international film festival credits; Theater: selected by DanceBreak Foundation supporting the “next generation of great Broadway choreographers.” Professor and Guest Choreographer at numerous institutions nationally and internationally.