David Dorfman Dance explores life, vulnerability, mortality, in a riveting performance at the Quick Center

David Dorfman Dance explores life, vulnerability, mortality, in a riveting performance at the Quick Center

Renowned dance company David Dorfman Dance will take the stage at Fairfield University’s Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at 8 p.m., Saturday, November 7, 2015.

Tickets are $45, $35 and $30. Fairfield University student tickets are $5. For tickets, visit www.quickcenter.com or call the Box Office at 203-254-4010 or toll free at 1-877-ARTS-396. The performance is sponsored, in part, by Bank of America, The Westport Inn, CT Humanities and Moffly Media.

Master choreographer and dancer, David Dorfman, has a powerful mission: He wants "to get the whole world dancing." His dance company David Dorfman Dance has been doing exactly that since its start in 1987. David Dorfman Dance has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, and in many of New York City’s 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, and the 92 nd St. "Y"/Harkness Dance Festival. David Dorfman Dance strives to examine and unearth issues and ideas that enliven, incite, and excite audiences in dialogue and debate about social change and other topics. David Dorfman, his dancers, and artistic collaborators have received eight New York Dance and Performance ( Bessie ) Awards.

Come, and Back Again , David Dorfman Dance's newest work, is an evening length elegiac exploration of the virtuosity of daily life, vulnerability, mortality, beauty and love and resilience. Driven by the charged poetry and unapologetic, raw ferocity of indie, punk and folk rock music, five dancers and five musicians embark on a kinetic anthem of reckless personal abandon - taking on time, and how memory influences and manages our slippery, elastic existence. Despite the seriousness of the inquiry, Dorfman’s signature humor and unbridled joy of movement are integral to  the piece.

In addition to the performance, David Dorfman Dance will be in residence a few days in advance offering workshops, masterclasses and open rehearsals with members of the Fairfield community as part of the Quick Center’s newly formed Arts Education and Outreach Fund. To participate, please contact Lori Jones, assistant director of programming and audience development at ljones@fairfield.edu .

Media Contact: Lori Jones, Ljones@fairfield.edu, 203-254-4000 ext. 2975

Posted On: 10-15-2015 03:10 PM

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