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One Night Only!
“The Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company pulled out all the stops with its performance of Encore, a riotous new full-evening piece of razzle-dazzle entertainment.” – Backstage
Renowned for its playful virtuosity, the critically acclaimed, New York-based Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company comes to The Studios for one night only. Sought after for their impactful and innovative dances, the Company, which celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2018, brings its charismatic performers and accessible programming to Key West for the first time.
The exclusive evening begins with Encore, a signature work from the Company’s repertoire. Living at the intersection of concert dance and contemporary musical theater, Encore’s red hot choreography is set to an infectious score of classic jazz recordings. The New Yorker notes “the dancers can’t help but smile.” Neither can the audiences.
The Company then transitions into Affront, a trio, which explores the tipping point when intimacy crosses into violence, peeking into the darker side of relationships. A talk back with the artists follows the production.
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No matter how many dark pieces Daniel Gwirtzman has turned out since starting to choreograph in 1995, he’s clearly a not-so-secret jazz baby who’s also a fan of Broadway…I’m a pushover for dancers who can play themselves in unaffected ways—as these do extremely well. Deborah Jowitt, The Village Voice
I found myself grinning from one of the piece to the other. Gwirtzman has made a spring fling, showing us the underside of the dancer’s world, letting us feel the sensuality of the studio and glory in the music of the first half of the 20th century. Elizabeth Zimmer, Gay City News
The Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company pulled out all the stops with its performance of Encore, a riotous new full-evening piece of razzle-dazzle entertainment. Lisa Jo Sagolla, Back Stage
Encore is both the title of Gwirtzman’s new dance suite and the response it’s likely to inspire. The name refers to the repetitions of rehearsal, as a fictional troupe of Broadway dancers prepares to go on the road, but there’s little tedium in Gwirtzman’s choreography, set to classic jazz recordings. Executing his tricky syncopations and intricate patterns at breakneck tempos, the dancers can’t help but smile. Brian Seibert, The New Yorker