Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company Launches Educational Digital Platform Dance With Us
New York-based nonprofit performing and teaching organization Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company presents Dance With Us, an educational digital platform centered around the premiere of a series of new dance films. The resource launches from June 25-27, 2021 at 7pm ET (same program repeated on three successive evenings) with the premieres of the films and the reveal of the platform, a website whose URL will go live at this moment.
The evening will be hosted by emcees Daniel and guest Dante Puleio, Artistic Director of the Limón Dance Company. The kickoff events include an exclusive guided tour of the website, a screening of several short films, the World Premieres of Willow and Dollhouse, and previews of six new dance films that will launch monthly through the end of 2021. The events are free with advance registration requested here. Donations are accepted via the Company’s PayPal Giving Fund, where 100% of contributions go to the nonprofit.
This multi-faceted project explains ways to view and speak about dance. Utilizing performance and studio footage, the resource demystifies concert dance by teaching fundamental concepts of the art form. This digital resource will be distributed widely and freely, contributing to the Open Educational Resources movement (OER), a commitment to equity, inclusion, and accessibility. The resource will be available to anyone regardless of geographic location. Multiple partnerships will ensure the impact on students, professionals, and the general viewership. The Company will also provide the resource to channels, institutional libraries, public and private schools (K-12, Higher Education), and culturally based organizations.
Mixing discussions, dancing, and conversations, the interactive premiere promises to be highly accessible, entertaining and educational. Watch the trailer!
Photo credit: Willow Quartet Courtesy of Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company