Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company's "Welcome To The World of Dance: A Family Show"
Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, renown as a family-friendly performing and teaching company celebrating its twentieth anniversary, offers the newest installation of its hit interactive Kids Show series “Welcome To The World of Dance,” which The New York Times called “a delightful introduction...explaining what contemporary choreography is all about.”
A narrated primer of how to view and speak about dance, Gwirtzman and Company present a range of acclaimed dances from the Company’s diverse, accessible, and entertaining repertory. “The dancers then take the lesson several thrilling steps further by inviting the young audience members to join in. By the time the last strains of the score from Saturday Night Fever were heard, most of the adults were on their feet, too.” The New York Times
The Company’s 20th Anniversary New York season marks a continuum of two decades of innovative dance production without pause. The Company is known for its playful virtuosity, accessibility and charisma. “A troupe I’d follow anywhere” (The Village Voice), a “troupe of fabulous dancers” (Backstage) that “can’t help but smile” (The New Yorker). “The dancers are flawless and picture perfect too.” (Show Business)
The celebratory season brings back favorite dances and dancers. The diverse cast includes Stacy Martorana, Christian von Howard, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Derek Crescenti, Vanessa Martinez de Banos, Lauren Kravitz, Frances Samson, Dwayne Brown, and the dancer who’s been with the Company the longest, Daniel Gwirtzman.
The afternoon program intersects with a range of classic dances including:
Obsession “intriguingly, like deconstructed flamenco dancing.” (Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times)
Encore “It’s great to see imaginative dancing to music like this.” (Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice)
Puzzle "The interlocking bodies resemble parts of a jigsaw puzzle in the appropriately titled Puzzle." (Jack Anderson, The New York Times)
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