David Dorfman Dance

Dorfman’s trademark raw, physical approach to dancing yields an experience of everyday heroism and identifiable humor and pathos.

ABOUT THE COMPANY

David Dorfman Dance presents new work by choreographer David Dorfman and his artistic collaborators to global audiences. The company makes it a priority to consistently engage with the communities and audiences impacted by its work, encouraging and facilitating active conversation around the themes and issues explored in performance.

Since its founding in 1985, David Dorfman Dance has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, and most recently in St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk in Russia, and Bytom and Cracow in Poland. The company has been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Awards, and has been the company-in-residence at Connecticut College since 2007.


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ABOUT THE ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

David Dorfman is the founding artistic director of David Dorfman Dance and the dance department chair at Connecticut College, where he has been a professor since 2004. He was the recipient of a 2005 Guggenheim fellowship and has been honored with four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, three New York Foundation for the Arts fellowships, an American Choreographer’s Award, the first Paul Taylor Fellowship from The Yard, the Martha Hill Fund for Dance’s Mid-Career Award, and a Bessie Award for David Dorfman Dance’s community-based project Familiar Movements (The Family Project).

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