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David Dorfman Dance

(A)Way Out of my Body

Fri, August 5, 7:30 pm
Sat, August 6, 7:30 pm
55 mins
Schaeffer Theatre

(A)Way Out of My Body uses “out of body” experience as a metaphor for our times and our body politic. DDD’s bodies propel themselves through space and time, attempting to pass the barrier of reality and plight into the realm of positivity and growth. This collective story of searching for personal “truths” among fantastical sensations is seen through breath-taking visuals by the brilliant theater maker Andrew Schneider, and heard through an evocative original score played live by our house band, highlighting the otherworldly-ness of our dreams, desires, our every day, and new worlds awaiting us.

“…[Dorfman] has never shied away from openhearted explorations of self and society, channeling big ideas into raw hyper-athletic movement that calls for go-for-broke dancers.” _ The New York Times

“Dorfman’s very individual choreography is full of entrancing contrasts, and, lord, what dancing!” _The Village Voice

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 92ndSt. “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, and DDD is thrilled to return to BDF for its sixth performance over the last 20 plus years.

DDD repertory projects include: Aroundtown (BDF 2017), Come, And Back Again (BDF 2014), Prophets of Funk (BDF 2011), Disavowal (2009, inspired by radical abolitionist John Brown); underground (2006, inspired by The Weather Underground, BDF 2007); Older Testaments (2005, set to music by composer/trumpeter Frank London of The Klezmatics); Lightbulb Theory (2004, original commissioned score by Michael Wall); Impending Joy (2004, original commissioned score by Chris Peck); and See Level (2003, original commissioned score by Chris Peck and visual design by Samuel Topiary).

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Tue | August 2 | 7:30pm | Check website for location
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(A)Way Out of My Body had its World Premiere at Connecticut College in Winter 2020. The creation of the work was made possible by New York State Council on the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Dancers’ Workshop in Jackson Hole, WY, Ohio University, NYU Tisch Summer Residency Program, The Wooden Floor, The Redfern Arts Center at Keene State College, and Connecticut College.
Funded in part by the New England States Touring program of the New England Foundation for the Arts, made possible with funding from the National Endowment for the Arts Regional Touring Program and the six New England state arts agencies.

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