An Evening of Love Dances with Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company
This Valentine’s Day the NYC-based Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company offers An Evening of Love Dances, a live Zoom event celebrating the duet form in the DGDC repertory, the push and pull of relationships, and the lauded dancers in the Company. Reserve your ticket for a front-row view to several dances from the acclaimed 20th Anniversary season Intersections, performed two Februarys ago at The 92nd Street Y in New York. Be the first to see this footage! Choreographer Daniel Gwirtzman, dancers Derek Crescenti and Vanessa Martínez de Baños, and moderator Daisy Rudin will provide commentary discussing the critical, public, and personal conversations surrounding these favorites from the rep.
The title refers to a program held exactly twenty-one years ago when DGDC premiered An Evening of Love Dances, two back-to-back sold-out performances of ten dances for a cast of eleven, at Joyce SoHo the evening of February 14, 2000. Reviewing the program in Attitude: The Dancers’ Magazine, summer 2000, dance writer Madeleine L. Dale wrote:
“For love of dance, audience and performers were romanced at Joyce SoHo…it was nice to just sit back and be nuzzled by Mr. Gwirtzman’s gift and to enjoy the satisfying feeling of love at first sight, with hope in your heart that you will meet again soon.”
The event will screen Coupling, Museum, Together, and the duet from Timebomb, as captured in the 2008 live dance film, Timebomb 360° which was produced at Manhattan’s Baryshnikov Arts Center.
Regarding Intersections OnStageBlog’s critic Natalie Rine writes:
“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…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.” (Winter 2019)
An Evening of Love Dances features the work of Daniel Gwirtzman (Director, Choreographer), Jeff Story (Composer), and Company members Oren Barnoy, Derek Crescenti, Jason Garcia Ignacio, Lauren Kravitz, Vanessa Martínez de Baños, Stacy Martorana, Simon Phillips, Ryan Pliss, Frances Samson, Simone Stevens, and Christian von Howard.