David Dorfman Dance Presents A(Way) Out of My Body Work-In-Progress Performance
(New London, CT, May 28, 2019) -- David Dorfman Dance presents a New London Work-In Progress Performance celebrating the 30-year old modern dance company’s first time collaboration between Obie-Award winning, interactive-electronics artist Andrew Schneider and David Dorfman Dance. Titled A(Way) Out of My Body, the work investigates out-of-body experiences as related to intergenerational trauma, and the mental burden and physical impact of surviving personal adversity. The performance takes place on Sunday, July 7 at 2:30pm at the Myers Studio, 3rd Floor of the Crozier Williams Building at Connecticut College, with a post-showing Q&A and Champagne Toast. Dorfman and his company of dancers weave together movement, technology, theater and live music composed and performed by the David Dorfman Dance Band. The work takes audience members on an exploration of their own resilience and capacity for joy when overcoming physical and societal limitations. “I believe in the healing power of art—and dance in particular. I see the body as a political and emotional force. I love using mine as an expressive power,” states Choreographer David Dorfman. A(Way) Out of My Body, premiering at Connecticut College in 2020, represents a new era for the company as it enters its 4th decade of making dances. Always lauded as making “full throttle, big hearted” choreography, 63-year old David Dorfman sets out to make his most personal work yet. The afternoon ends with a brief Q&A with David Dorfman, Andrew Schneider, Dorfman Band Sam Crawford, Liz de Lise and Jeff Hudgins and the dancers of David Dorfman Dance. Since its founding in 1987, David Dorfman Dance (DDD) has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe and Central Asia. DDD has regularly performed in New York City at major venues, including The Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, The Kitchen, Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, La Mama Theater, The Duke on 42nd Street, The Met Breuer, and the 92nd St. “Y”/Harkness Dance Festival. David Dorfman, the company’s dancers, and DDD’s artistic collaborators have been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards. David Dorfman is a Professor of Dance at Connecticut College and a 2019 US Artists Fellow in Dance.