Doppelgänger begins its second season

New England duets dance companyDoppelgänger Dance Collective (DDC), founded by artists Danielle Davidson and Shura Baryshnikov, returns to the New England community this fall to begin an exciting second season. The new season presents premieres by choreographers Alissa Cardone, Heidi Henderson and Kellie Ann Lynch, as well as multidisciplinary artist Andy Russ, who will direct a dance film.


DDC is now eligible to be considered New England States Touring (NEST) artists, and will be splitting rehearsal time between two cities in Season Two, with residencies at both The Dance Complex in Cambridge, MA and AS220 in Providence, RI. The collective is “committed to public accessibility and service to the community through mentoring, teaching opportunities, performances and a deep love of contemporary movement.”


New England duets dance companyThe performance season officially kicked off on August 5 with DDC performing Sydney Skybetter’s The Two Body Problem in a guest appearance in Canterbury, NH as part of Released: The Village Sunset Dance Performance. The season continued with the premiere of a new work by Kellie Ann Lynch in outdoor performances at Kennedy Plaza on August 9 and 11 in Providence, RI. This work, which was performed with live music composed by Caitlin Scholl, was commissioned and produced by The Downtown Providence Parks Conservancy.


Next up, DDC will make a guest appearance in Bristol, RI on November 5, as presented by the Roger Williams University Dance Department. DDC will then make its international debut on November 11 and 12 by dancing at The Chisenhale Dance Space in London with Kat Nasti Dance, Jessie Jeanne & Dancers, and fellow New England artists. This pilot program intends to build an international exchange with the U.K. dance collectives based in Chisenhale’s space.


On November 18 and 20, The Dance Complex will present DDC’s The First Four, back by popular demand after premiering last March in Providence. The concert features a live string quartet and four contemporary works created for the collective by four renowned choreographers. As part of its residency and The Dance Complex’s 25th Anniversary Season, Davidson and Baryshnikov will teach workshops throughout the year, and perform in the Catalyst Series on January 13-29, 2017.


New England duets dance companyDDC will welcome spring with a performance at the Redfern Arts Center on March 30, 2017, in Keene, NH. This will be followed by two weekends in AS220’s Black Box Theater from April 13-22, presented by its Community Live Arts Residency Programming. As the culmination of its work throughout the year, this performance will feature the season’s three new works and the dance film project directed by Andy Russ and created in collaboration with Jacqueline M. Walsh School for the Performing & Visual Arts, and Laura Brown Lavoie.


For audiences unable to attend the performances at AS220, DDC will close the 2016-17 season presenting this program once again in Cambridge at The Dance Complex on May 19 and 20. Visit for further information.


Photos: DDC performing Kellie Ann Lynch’s The Trail We Left Behind at Kennedy Plaza on August 9 and 11. Photos by James Lastowski.