C H R O N O L O G Y

1963

 

Winter/Spring: DD begins study at Princeton Ballet Society with Audrée Estey, Lila Bruner (former dancer with New York City Ballet), Maggie Black (former dancer with Royal Ballet), Roland Guerard (former dancer with Ballet Russes). DD dances various roles at McCarter Theater, including Benno in Swan Lake

 

Summer: Attends Jacob’s Pillow as scholarship student; studies with Ted Shawn, Marie Adair, Margaret Crask, Gus Solomons jr., Goya & Matteo,

La Meri, Pauline Koner; ssees many ballet, modern, traditional & “ethnic” companies

 

1964

 

Studies in NYC: Martha Graham School; Robert Joffrey Ballet with Hector Zaraspe & Françoise Martinet; Danilova; performs with Norwalk Ballet

 

1965-68

 

Teaches Spanish at Gunnery School, Washington CT; dances off & on with Joseph Albano’s Albano Ballet in Hartford CT, 

 

1968-69 Studies at the Merce Cunningham Studio on 3rd Avenue; with Margaret Jenkins on Mulberry Street; with Richard Thomas (ballet) uptown. Performs under the direction of various choreographers: Jamie Cunningham; Tina Croll; Barbara Dilley; Bill Dunas; Cathy Posin

 

1969-73 - DD member of Merce Cunningham & Dance Company

 

1968-70 - DD member of Yvonne Rainer & Group

 

1970-76 - DD founding member of Grand Union

 

 

 

1971

 

June 19 - ONE THING LEADS TO ANOTHER: 70'. Collaboration with Sara Rudner. Performed at Laura Dean’s loft, 61 Crosby St., NYC

 

 

October 1,2 - DANCING HERE: 60'. Collaboration with Pat Catterson. Performed at The Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St., New York City

 

 

 

1972

 

MAYONNAISE - PART I: 11'. Film with Charles Atlas.

 

 

March 30 - CO-INCIDENTS: 60'. Collaboration with David Gordon. Design: Charles Atlas, David Gordon, DD. Performed at The Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St., New York City

 

 

May - EIGHT LANES, FOUR APPROACHES: 12'. Collaboration with Sara Rudner. Title: SR. Presented once or twice at the Minor Latham Theater, Barnard College, New York City

 

 

November(?)- PAS DU TWO: 50’. Collaboration with Sheela Raj. Performed at the American Center, rue du Dragon, one night only.

 

 

 

1973

 

October 16 - NEVADA: 10'. DD solo. Choreoconcert Series, The New School, 66 West 12th St., NYC

 

 

October 27,28 - ORANGE MY DARLING LIME: 15'. DD solo. Performed on Young Choreographers' Sampler, Theater at Saint Clements, 423 W. 46th St., NYC

 

 

December 4,5 - TIME OUT: 60'. DD solo. Performed at Exchange Theater, 463 West St., New York City

 

 

 

1974

 

January 31 - FOUR FOR NOTHING: 60'. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Laleen Jayamanne, Epp Kotkas, David Woodberry. The Douglas Dunn Studio, 508 Broadway, New York City, two or three weekends

 

 

April & September – 101: Solo Performance Exhibit. A work of stillness. Costume: DD. Set: DD, with assistance in construction by David Woodberry. The Douglas Dunn Studio, 508 Broadway, New York City, 7 weeks, 4 hours/day. 9' Film of 101 by Amy Greenfield filmed during the exhibit.

 

 

October 19 - OCTOPUS: 10'. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Epp Kotkas, Sara Rudner, Howard Vichinsky, David Woodberry.  Costumes: DD. Text & tape: DD.  Choreoconcert Series, The New School, 66 West 12th St., NYC

 

 

 

1975

 

February - Part I Part II: 32’. Collaboration with David Woodberry. Performed at the Douglas Dunn Studio, 508 Broadway, New York City, weekends.

 

 

May 6-8 – GESTURES IN RED: Premier. 60’. DD solo. Costume: DD. Danced in silence. The Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St., NYC

 

 

May 30 & 31 – GESTURES IN RED : Presented by and at MoMing, Chicago, IL, May 30 & 31, 1975, live music by Barry Foy, lighting by Jim Self.

 

 

June 1 – GESTURES IN RED: At the invitation of Nigel Redden, Walker Art Center, at Minnesota Dance Theater, 107 4th St. SE, Minneapolis, MN, live music by Steve Kimmel.

 

****June (date; musician) – GESTURES IN RED: At the invitation of Barbara Dilley, Naropa Institute, The Church Studio, Boulder, CO. Live Jazz piano.

 

July 19 ,20 - GESTURES IN RED:. At the invitation f Margaret Jenkins, The Margaret Jenkins Studio, Bryant St. Live electronic music by Paul De Marinis.

 

November 14-16 – GESTURES IN RED : Merce Cunningham Studio

 

?GESTURES IN RED :Vehicule Art Inc., Montreal, November 6,19??

 

 

1976

 

April 26,27 – DD teaching at Cornell University

 

April 29 - Grand Union show in Santa Barbara, Contact: Peg Armstrong

 

May 4 - Grand Union show at Royce Hall in Los Angeles. Editha Dunn attends.

 

May 8,9 - At the invitation of Juliet Crump, Grand Union shows in Missoula, MT.

 

**** (?) June 1 – Grand Union Performs at Campbell Hall and LAZY MADGE at Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church

 

**** (dates) June 18…. – LAZY MADGE: Premier. 70'. (Ongoing Choreographic Project, through 1977.) Dancers: Ruth Alpert, Michael Bloom, Susan Dunn, Douglas Dunn, Meg Eginton, Diane Frank, Christina Grasso-Caprioli, Jennifer Mascall, Daniel Press, Dana Roth, Ellen Webb, David Woodberry. The Lucinda Childs Studio, 541 Broadway, NYC

 

June 25 – DD flies to Denver

 

July 2 – DD flies to Reno

 

July 14 – DD flies to Burbank, CA

 

July 18 – DD flies to Denver

 

July 19 – DD flies to NY

 

July 29 – LAZY MADGE: At the invitation of Great Levart. Manhattanville College.

 

July 31 – DD flies NY to South Bend, Indiana to visit Ethan

 

August 3 – DD Flies South Bend to Denver to join Annabel. Visits Anne in Boulder

 

August 8 – DD & Annabel fly Denver to Reno

 

August 17 – DD flies Sacramento to San Jose

 

August 21 – DD & Annabel fly San Francisco to NY

 

October 23 - EARLY & LATE: 60'. DD solo. Assistance in preparation: Annabel Levitt. Performed at the Styrian Autumn Festival, Graz, Austria. (Was supposed to show Gestures in Red, but theater was inadequate. In two days made new show.)

 

November 4 – GESTURES IN RED: Musee de Peinture et Sculpture, Grenoble

 

November 12-13(?) – GESTURES IN RED: Centre Culturel du Marais, Paris, France

 

 

1977

 

January 26 – LAZY MADGE: Clarkson College, sponsored by SUNY Pottsdam

 

January 28 – LAZY MADGE: SUNY Albany – (did it happen?)

 

March 10 – DD master class, workshop, lecture-dem at SUNY New Paltz

 

March 11 – DD master class & workshop

 

March 12 - LAZY MADGE:  McKenna Theater, New Paltz, NY. Open rehearsal & performance

 

March 17-28 – LAZY MADGE: At the invitation of Nigel Redden. Residency under auspices of the Walker Arts Center, Minneapolis

March 18 – Lecture Dem at North High School

March 19-20 - Performance at the Fire House

March 20 – DD workshop

March 22 – Performed at I.D.S Center. Showing of MAYONAISE: PART 1: (1972) by Charles Atlas and 101: (1974-77) by Amy Greenfield

March 23-25 - DD workshop

March 26-27 - Performances

 

 

March 29 – LAZY MADGE: The University Gymnasium of Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY

 

April 30 – LAZY MADGE: At the invitation of David & JoAnn Weinrib. Intermedia Foundation.

 

**** (is this correct)May 3 DD solo improvisation at The Diplomat Hotel Grand Ballroom as part of benefit for Artservices

 

June 28 – American Dance Festival, Performance Palmer Auditorium, Douglas Dunn & Dancers

 

July 31 - CELESTE : 75'. Occasional Dance. Commission: Charles Reinhart, The American Dance Festival. Company Dancers: Ruth Alpert, Michael Bloom, Douglas Dunn, Meg Eginton, Diane Frank, Daniel Press, Jennifer Mascall, Ellen Webb, David Woodberry. Workshop Dancers: Bob Alexander, Richard Alston, Ron Argelander, Mary Benson, Cara Brownell, M'Lou Caring, Yoshiko Chuma, Christopher Crawford, Ina Delcourt, Charles Dennis, Susan Emery, Randi Fain, Carter Frank,

Barbara Freedgood, Amy Gale, Janice Geller, Irene Grainger, Renni Greenberg, Susan Kampe, Peggy Kay, Pooh Kaye, Ulla Kovisto, Charles Moulton, Dean Nichols, Mary O'Connell, Liz Pasquale, Bertrand Raison, Kathy Ray, Marta Renzi, Xavier Schinnel, Mary Schultz, Elizabeth Schwarts, Monica Solem, Peggy Spina, Tom Treadwell, Shelley Valfer, Sandy Walker, Irene Weber, Cathy Zimmerman. Design: Tal Streeter. Lighting: Annabel Levitt. Performed on the Great Lawn, and in Palmer Auditorium, at Connecticut College

 

August 3-7 – LAZY MADGE: The Rotunda of the Custom House (now the Native American Museum), Lower Manhattan

 

August 10 – DD NY to Arcata, CA

 

August 13 – DD Arcata to Palo Alto

 

September 23 - DD Palo Alto to San Francisco

 

September 28 – SOLO FILM & DANCE: Premier. 50’. DD solo that includes showing of films Mayonnaise Part I & 101. The Oberlin Dance Collective, San Francisco, CA

 

October 3 - SOLO FILM & DANCE: University of California at Santa Cruz.

 

October 7 – SOLO FILM & DANCE: Lucille Nixon School in honor of Editha Dunn, she & her friends attend

 

October 12 – SOLO FILM & DANCE: I.D.E.A. Space, West Los Angeles

 

October 13 – DD teaches workshop, University of California Long Beach

 

October 14 – SOLO FILM & DANCE: University of California, Long Beach

 

 

October 17 – DD workshop

October 18 – DD performs GESTURES IN RED : The Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland, OR. Contact: Donna Milrany

 

October 19 – DD flies to Missoula, Montana

 

October 20 – DD workshop University of Montana, Missoula. Contact: Juliette Crump

 

October 21 – Gallery performance

October 22 – flies Missoula to Minneapolis, performs GESTURES IN RED

October 23 – DD flies to NY

October 24 – DD flies to Switzerland

October 26 – DD workshop in Geneva, Switzerland

October 27& 28 – DD performs SOLO FILM & DANCE at Salle Simon I. Patino, sponsored by Adelina von Furstenberg

October 30 – DD performs SOLO FILM & DANCE in Bern, Switzerland at Tanz-Und Theaterstudio, sponsored by Alain Bernard

 

November 26-December 17 – DD at Repertory Dance Theater in Salt Lake City, Utah

 

1978

 

January 1 – SOLO FILM & DANCE: at 541 Broadway, 4th floor, Lucinda Childs loft

 

April 20 & 23 - RILLE: 87'. Occasional Dance. Dancers: Graham Conley, Christopher Crawford, Kyle de Camp, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, Marta Renzi, Deborah Riley. Set & Costumes: DD. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Performed in the Opera House of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Brooklyn, NY

 

May 1-13 – DD in Portland, Maine for residency and made a piece

May 15-17 – DD workshop

 

June 30 - DD in Utah

July 7 - RELIEF: 25'. Commission: Linda C. Smith, Repertory Dance Theater, Salt Lake City, UT. Dancers: Michael Kelly Bruce, Robin Chmelar, Kay Clark, Rachel Dawson, Ford Evans, Michele Massoney, T.J. Rizzo, Linda C. Smith, Barry Weiss. Premier: Pioneer Memorial Theater, Salt Lake City, UT

 

October 9&10 - LAZY MADGE II: 31'. Shortened version of the original, with fewer choices for the dancers. Company Dancers: Graham Conley, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Steve Spencer. Costumes: DD. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA

RILLE : 24'. Shortened version of the original. Company Dancers: Graham Conley, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Steve Spencer. Music: David Behrman, Figure in a Clearing.  Costumes: DD. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA

 

COQUINA: 21'. Company Dancers: Graham Conley, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Steve Spencer. Music: Robert Ashley. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Zellerbach Playhouse, Berkeley, CA

 

October 12-14 – DD & D perform at University of California at Santa Cruz

 

October 21-22 – DD and company performs at UCLA Schoenberg Hall

 

 

 

November 7 & 10 – GESTURES IN RED: The Dance Umbrella, at Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, London

Nov 9 – Bristol England, SOLO DANCE FILM, Arnolfini was presenter

November 16 – Performed in Rotterdam

November 20-25 – DD at Le Palace Theatre in the Festival d’Automne

Nov 20&21 – Perfomed Lazy Madge and Coquina

Nov 22-24 – Performed Rille and Coquina

November 24 – DD gave Lecture demo in Paris at the American Center

Nov 25 – Lazy Madge & Coquina

November 29 – LAZY MADGE, RILLE, COQUINA at Maison de la Culture de Rennes, France

 

December 14-23 – DD worked at Portland Dance Theater under the auspices of Jann McCauley; PALM ?

 

 

1979

 

January – DD teaches workshop at 508 Broadway

 

February 21-24 – Douglas Dunn & Dancers performs LAZY MADGE, RILLE, & COQUINA at Entermedia Theater, 189 2nd Ave, NYC

 

March 28 – DD flies NY to Toronto

March 29 – GESTURES IN RED: Presented by The Art Gallery of Ontario, & the International Communications Agency, Embassy of the USA, at the Walker Court, Art Gallery of Ontario, Grange Park, Toronto, Canada

 

March 20 – DD to Ottowa

 

March 31 – GESTURES IN RED: Presented by Le Groupe de la Place Royale, & the International Communications Agency, Embassy of the USA, at Studio 1, 130, rue Sparks, Hardy Arcade, Ottowa. Contact: Anne Valois

 

April 4–May 18 – DD teaches at 537 Broadway

 

April 1 – GESTURES IN RED: Pavillion Mont-Royal, Montreal, Presented by the Musee des Beaux Arts, & the International Communications Agency, Embassy of the USA, at the University of Montreal, 265 W. Ave., Mont-Royal

 

May 21 - DD flies to Berlin

 

May 24-25 DD workshop

 

May 26-28 - FOOT RULES: 60'. Dancers: Deborah Riley, Douglas Dunn. Music: John Driscoll, Elbers & Mole, played live. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Performed at the Akademie der Kunste, Berlin. Contact: Nele Hertling

 

May 29 – DD flies to Nancy, France

 

June 5-7 – DD looks at piece in Nancy

 

June 11-30 –DD teaches in NY

 

July 6 & 7 - ECHO: 20'. Occasional Solo for DD. Music: John Driscoll, Listening Out Loud, (including the saw)played live. Costume: Charles Atlas. Performed at Summergarden, Museum of Modern Art, New York City

 

July 30–August 18 – Teaching at the Margaret Jenkins Dance Studio, 1590 15th St; San Francisco, CA

 

September 8-10 – DD in Toronto

September 10 – FOOT RULES in Burton Auditorium, at York University with Deborah Riley and John Driscoll doing live music

 

September 20-23 & 27-30 – FOOT RULES: American Theater Laboratory, DTW 219 West. 19th St., New York City

 

October 8 – DD & Deborah fly to Toronto. Contact: Yves Consineau

 

October 10 – FOOT RULES: Burton Auditorium, York University, Toronto

 

October 11 – DD & Deborah fly Toronto to NY

 

October 12-13 – RELIEF: Salt Lake City?

 

October 16 – DD teaches at Columbia University/Continuing Education, NY

 

December 17-January 13 – DD Nancy, France?

 

MAKING DANCES: a film by Michael Blackwood (1979)

90 Minutes, 16mm film, Color. Douglas Dunn, Sara Rudner, David Gordon, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs.

 

 

1980

 

January 1 – DD in Nancy, France

 

February 27 - SUITE DE SUITE : 30'. Commission: Jean-Albert Cartier, Ballet Theatre Francais de Nancy. Dancers: Noriko Kubota, Edith Muller, Catherine Zerara, Noriko Aoyama, Francoise Dubuc, Helene Kuzminsky, Yannick Blanchard, Jean Vinclair, Hacene Bahiri, Didier Chazeau, Edouard Kan, Philippe Mulh. Music: Eliane Radigue, from Triptych. Decor: Christian Jaccard. Lighting: Sylvain Ghiloni. Premier: Grand Theatre de Nancy, France

 

April 2 – SUITE DE SUITE Performed, Municipal Theatre d’Orleans

 

 

April 22 – SUITE DE SUITE by the Ballet Theatre de Français de Nancy in Orleans

 

April 22-27 - ECHO : 60'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Guests: Alice Kaltman, Steve Spencer, Megan Walker. Music: John Driscoll, Clay Banks (1980), played live with Linda Fisher. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Set: Mimi Gross, No Curtain (Yellow). Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Performed at The Kitchen, 484 Broome St., New York City

 

June 16-27 – DD in Teaching Residency at University of Montana, Missoula

 

July 26- August 3 – DD at York University, Toronto, Canada teaching residency, some work on Pulcinella, Sento Dire, e.g.

 

September 1 – DD to Paris to begin making PULCINELLA

October 24 - DD moves to Confluence off Place de Clichy

November 2 - DD returns to Jacques Garnier’s

November 11- DD return to Confluence

November 16- Editha & Susan arrive

November 19 – Premier, PULCINELLA: 40'. Co-commission, instigated by Michel Guy of the Autumn Festival, & the Paris Opera Ballet, as part of an homage to Igor Stravinsky. Dancers: Wilfride Piollet, Jean Guizerix; Catherine Biry, Fabienne Compet, Laurence Debia, Catherine Goffinon, Christine Landault; Bruno Cauhape, Laurent Hilaire, Thierry Mongne, Frederic Olivieri, Laurent Queval, Wilfrid Romoli. Singers: Magali Damonte, Christian Jean, Andre Cognet. Costumes: Norbert Schmucki after an idea by DD. Lighting: John Davis. Theatre des Champs Elysees.

 

November 20 - Editha, Susan & DD go driving in Loire valley

 

December 3 – Bowdoin College: DD teaches class, workshop & improvises to entire Pulcinella score in Daggett Lounge in Wentworth Hall.

 

 

 

1981

 

January 5-12 – DD teaches workshop, Washington DC

 

Jan 10 – Lecture demonstration at George Washington University Dance Department by DD and John Driscoll

 

January 12 - FOOT RULES : Smithsonian's American Dance Experience Series, Marvin Theater, Washington, DC.

 

JANUARY 14&15 – DD in residency with the Arts Series Program run by James Carroll, Kutztown State College in Kutztown PA;had individual conferences with students and then performed a solo an improvisation

 

February 3-5 – Residency in Rochester NY, whole company

 

Feb 13- DD leaves for Paris

Feb 16-March 18 – DD in Paris creating CYCLES

March 31 - CYCLES : 27'. Commission: Jacques Garnier, Director, Groupe de Recherche Choregraphique de l'Opera de Paris. Dancers: Bertrand Barena, Jean-Claude Ciappara, Florence Claudet, Renaud Fauviau, Katia Grey, Jean-Christophe Pare, Fabienne Ozanne, Anne Prevost, Jean-Hugues Tanto, Guy Vareilhes, Martine Vuillermoz. Music: Steve Lacy, The Four Edges, played live by Steve Lacy & his Group. Costumes: DD. Premier: Soissons, France

Day of Last rehearsal DD injures his back and stays at Confluence for several weeks recovering.

 

April 6 – Performance at the American Center in Paris, just DD

 

April 27- DD returns home after injury and performances

 

June 14 – Benefit for the Kitchen at Bond’s Casino

 

June 20 & 21 - WALKING BACK: 72'. Occasional Dance. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Costumes: DD. Music: John Driscoll, Fishs Eddy, (1981), played live. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Performed at The Dance Center at the Y, 344 East 14th Street, New York City. 3 shows, June 20 at 8:30 and June 21 at 3om and 8:30pm

 

July 13 - 31 – Residency at Harvard University: Two classes daily, also taught classes at the Joy of Movement Center, Central Square. July 22, Lecture demonstration at Boylston Hall. July 24 & 25 - HOLDS: Occasional Dance. 60’. Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley. Costumes: DD. Music: John Driscoll, playing live. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. At Sanders Theater, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

 

August 1-3 – Workshop

Performance on the open space on the 4th, 5th in small theater

 

August 1-6 - CHATEAUVALLONESQUE : 60'. Occasional Dance. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Costumes: DD. Music: John Driscoll, playing live. Performed on the outdoor stage of the Chateauvallon Festival, near Toulon, southern France

 

September 18-22 – HOLDS : Eventidanza ’81; Teatro Affratellamento, Florence, Italy

 

September 25-28 – HOLDS : Eventidanza ’81; Teatro di Porta Romana, Milan, Italy

 

October 4 – DD to Minneapolis MN

 

October 5 – At the Children’s Theater under the auspices of the New Dance USA Festival/Walker Arts Center, Douglas Dunn & Dancers perform SKID, In Minneapolis MN. Shared program with Dana Reitz and Karole Armitage/Rhys Chatham.

 

October 7 – Company traveled to San Antonio Texas: Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Susan Blankenstop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, John McLaughlin, Patrick O’Rourke, John Driscoll

October 8 & 9 - Masterclass

October 10 – Performed HOLDS Carver Community Cultural Center

October 11 - returned

October 28 – travel to Paris

 

November 1, 2,4-8 - VIEW : 50'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Music: John Driscoll, Lums Pond, played live, with rotating loudspeakers on stage. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Festival d'Automne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

HITCH : 26'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Music: Linda Fisher, Median Strip II, played live. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Festival d'Automne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

SKID : 26'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: John Driscoll, Fishs Eddy, played live. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Festival d'Automne, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris

 

November 3 – workshop at the American Center 261, boulevard Raspail

Nov 11 – Travel day, to Holland

Nov 12 – Performance in Haarlem

Nov 13 – Performance in Theater Zuidplein, Rotterdam

Nov 14 – Performance in Cultuurcentrum d’Oosterpoort, Groningen

 

Nov 15 – Travel to Bordeaux, France

November 16-18 - Performance at Theatre Femina, Bordeaux

November 20 – Performance at Masion de La Culture, La Rochelle, *Performance Cancelled due to union black-out

November 21 – Theatre Municipal beaurepaire, Angers, France

 

November 16 - TERRI'S DANCE : 8'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Performed at the Theatre Femina, 10, rue de Grassi, Bordeaux, France, without John McLaughlin, who was injured, and with Special Guest Therese Barbanel, who read something about a fox. John Driscoll played live saw.

 

November 22 - Day off in Angers

November 23 – Travel day

November 24 – Day off in Le Havre

November 25 – Performance in Masion de La Culture/Theater de L’Hotel de Ville, in Le Havre

November 27 – Perform at Le Centre d’ Action Culturelle Pablo Meruda in Corbeil, France

November 28 – Perform at the Masion pour Tous de Saint Quentin en Yvelines; St.Quentin, France

November 30 – Perform at the Theatre de Caen, France

 

December 24 – DD flies NY to Arcata, CA

 

1982

 

January 3 – DD flies San Francisco to NY

 

March 18- DD to St. Louis, MO

March 19 – Full performance of VIEW and HITCH at Edison Theater, St Louis, MO. Contact: Hazel Forster

March 20 – Full performance of VIEW and SKID

March 21 – returned to NY

 

May 20-29 - GAME TREE : 60'. Commission: Cynthia Hedstrom, The Danspace Project. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley.  Music: Linda Fisher, Aurora (1992), played live. Costumes: DD. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Danspace, St. Mark's Church, 10th St. & 2nd Ave., New York City

 

December 17, “Making Dances: Post-Modern Choreographers” video exhibition at I.C.A in Boston. Exhibition titled: Art & Dance: Images from the Modern Dialogue, 1980-1980. November 9,1982-January 8, 1983 at The Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston, MA.

 

1983

 

 

January 15-17 - SECOND MESA : 180'. Commission: Elisabeth Sussman, The Institute of Contemporary Art. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley. Guest: Kenneth DeLap. Decor: Jeffrey Schiff. Costumes: DD. Music: John Driscoll, with Richard Lerman, playing live. Performed at The Institute of Contemporary Art, 955 Boylston St., Boston, MA.

 

 

January 21-23, 25-30 - SECRET OF THE WATERFALL : 40'. Live show based on video-dance of same name. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Text written and performed by Reed Bye & Anne Waldman. Set: Mimi Gross. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Presented at the Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, New York City, two shows each day.

 

March 11-19 – Ethan visits from Asheville, NC

 

 

April 3 - SECRET OF THE WATERFALL : 29'. Video-dance. Commission: Susan Dowling, New Television Workshop, WGBH, Boston. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Text written & performed by Reed Bye & Anne Waldman. Costumes, Direction & Editing: Charles Atlas. Shot on Martha's Vineyard, September, 1982. First shown at The Kitchen, 484 Broome St., New York City

 

April – Warner Main Space Theater, whole company did one performance, also Lecture Dem in Ohio University/Baker Center, Athens OH with Performance Memorial Auditorium Ohio University

 

May tour – Two shows at the Centre Culturel Lemaillon, Strasbourg France

Teater Am Turm, Frankfurt West Germany two shows

Akademie der Kunste Berlin West Germany three shows

American Center in Paris three shows

Rencontres Nationales de la Danse in Evry, France/ one show

 

July 12 – DD teaches workshop in Aix en Provence. Teaching. Then joined by Grazia and Ethan, by train to Barcelona and Valencia. July 29-August 1 – Hotel Sidi Saler Sol Valencia, Spain

 

October 5-10 – DD in Washington, DC teaching

October 9 & 10 – GAME TREE Performance in Washington DC

 

December 15- Showing of PULCINELLA in progress at 541 West Broadway

 

1984

 

February 29- VIEW, HITCH, SKID at University of Maryland, Baltimore County one show

 

March 30 – DD flies to Pont-a-Mousson (arts center, a former monastery) meets Jerzy Bircinsky for workshop with company memebers: John McLaughlin, Susan Blanksop, Grazia Della-Terza, Debra Riley, Diane Frank. 

 

March 30 - SECRET OF THE WATERFALL at University of Maryland, Baltimore County one show. UMBC. A lecture and demonstration.

 

 

April 15- Performed Hitch and a piece created during workshop in collaboration with Jerzy Bircinsky at Pount-a-Mousson

 

April 15 – Niems, France

 

April 16 : ELBOW ROOM :24'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Guest: David Kulick. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Linda Fisher, Speechless, played live. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier: Theatre Municipal de Nimes, Place de la Calade, Nimes, France

 

 

May 12 - NAROPA EAST : 8'. Occasional Dance. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Performed at Naropa East Benefit, New York City

 

 

May 23 - PULCINELLA : 40'. Resetting on DD&D of 1980 original. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughlin, Deborah Riley. Special Guest: Karole Armitage. Guests: Adelia de Almeida, William Douglas, Mitch Kirsch, David Kulick, Jon C. Mensinger, Kate Nesbitt, Andrea Smith, John Stowe, Bill Young. Design: Mimi Gross. Music: Igor Stravinsky, Pulcinella. Lighting: Patrick O'Rourke. Premier of DD&D mounting (original on Paris Opera Ballet in 1980). The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, New York City

 

May - COQUINA

The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, New York City

 

 

May - VIEW HITCH SKID

The Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Avenue, New York City

 

June 4 – DD flies NY to San Francisco

 

June 5 – DD visits David Ireland

 

June 6,7,8,& 9 GAME TREE: New Performance Gallery,

3153 17th Street, San Francisco, CA. Performance at 8:30 pm. Co-presented with Going Places/New Performance Gallery/CAL Performances.  Choreography: Douglas Dunn Music: “Aurora” by Linda Fisher Lighting: Patrick O’Rourke Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, John McLaughin, Deborah Riley.

 

June 7 – Reception for Editha Dunn at 10pm held at New Performance Gallery.

 

June 25 – DD flies to NY

 

August 18 – DD flies to Paris

 

August 18-26 – DD rehearsing FUTURITIES with Elsa Wolliaston for Steve Lacy’s FUTURITIES

 

 

September 16 – DD flies to Minneapolis, making piece for New Dance Ensemble?

 

October 7 – DD flies Minneapolis to NY

 

October- VIEW, HITCH, and SKID Hampshire Auditorium, University of Iowa

 

October 13, 19, 21, 25, 27- 1ST ROTATION : 23'. Co-commission: Linda Shapiro & Leigh Dillard, New Dance Ensemble; Robert Sterns, Walker Art Center. Made on and performed by dancers of New Dance Ensemble: Diane Aldis, Susan Chilcote, Madeline Dean, Leigh Dillard, Kelly McDonald, Wil Swanson, Jonathan Urla. Music: Steve Kramer, What Happens to Circles, lyrics by Cathy Young. Costumes: Beth Sidla. Premier: Jewish Community Center, Minneapolis, MN.

 

November 9-10 - CYCLES:

Maison de la Culture de Nevers et de la Nievre; Groupe de Recherche Choregraphique de l’Opera de Paris. Cycles Choregraphie: Douglas Dunn Original Music: Steve Lacy (Four edges) Interpreted at Nevers by Steve Lacey Quintet, Steve Lacey and Steve Potts (sax) Olivier Johnson (percussion) Jean-Jacques Avenel (contrabass) and Irene Aebi (voice and strings) Lighting:  Claude Tissier; Ballet was created in April 1981 at Theatre de la ville a Paris with dancers:  Fabienne Compet, Jean-Christophe Pare, Katia Grey, Anne Pruvost, Jean-Claude Ciappara, Martine Clary, Fabienne Ozanne, REnaud Fauviau, Jean-Hugues Tanto, Loic Touze, Florence Lambert, Andre Lafonta.

 

 

November 14-18 - FUTURITIES : 90'. Two performances. Conceived by Steve Lacy and Elsa Wolliaston. Music: Steve Lacy, played live by his group, with voice by Irene Aebi. Decor: Kenneth Noland. Text: Robert Creeley. Lighting: John Davis. Choreographed and performed by Elsa Wolliaston and DD. Co-production of the Festival de Lille and the Opera du Nord. Premier: Grand Theatre, Lille, France

 

November 28 – DD flies to Paris

 

December 6-8 - 2ND ROTATION, Pulcinella : 27'. Company dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Bill Young. Guest dancers: William Douglas, Mitch Kirsch, Michael La Salata, Andrea Smith, John hStowe. Music: Linda Fisher. Lighting: Kevin Dreyer. Performed in La Grande Salle de la Maison de la Culture, Grenoble, France

 

December - FUTURITIES in Niort. Two Performances.

2ND ROTATION and PULCINELLA in Dijon, France, one how

FUTURITIES in Avignon and Tarbes one show each

1985

 

March 23 - 3RD ROTATION : 25'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Paul Engler, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Bill Young. Music: Linda Fisher playing live.  Costumes: David Hannah. Lighting: Mitchell Bogard. Premier: The Dance Center at the Y, 344 East 14th St., New York City

 

 

March 23 - JIG JAG : 21'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Paul Engler, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Bill Young. Music: Ron Kuivila. Costumes: David Hannah. Lighting: Mitchell Bogard. Premier: The Dance Center at the Y, 344 East 14th St., New York City

 

March 23 – ELBOW ROOM Premier: The Dance Center at the Y, 344 East 14th St., New York City

 

Spring ? - PACIFIC SHORES : 29'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Paul Engler, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Bill Young. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Premier: Geneva, Switzerland

 

September 13-14 – 3RD ROTATION, ELBOW ROOM, AND JIG JAG at Wesleyan University Middletown, CT.

 

November 1 - DD leads, assisted by Grazia Della-Terza & Lissy Trachtenberg, a workshop at 541 DD&D Studio: called “Confusion”; a group of students fro SUNY; DD had placed shoe boxes full of strips of paper, on each an instruction, around the edges of the studio; we wait ten minutes of more giving no instruction; finally a student goes to one of the boxes; others follow; they begin to enact the instructions

 

November 15 - LIFT : 21'. Occasional Dance commissioned by Alice Kaltman. Dancers: Alice Kaltman, Lissy Trachtenberg, Douglas Dunn. Performed at the La Jolla Art Museum, La Jolla, CA

 

December – Grazia and DD dance the PULCINELLA duet in the cafeteria of the Cambridge School (Grazia’s High School) Weston, MA

 

December – Studio Performance at 541 West Broadway, Company Members: Grazia Della-Terza, Brenda Daniels, Douglas Dunn, and Bill Young        

 

1986

 

March 10-29 – Rehearsals at 541 Broadway

March 28 – DD goes to Paris

 

April 2-6 – FUTURITIES with Steve Lacy. Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany.

 

April 11 & 12 – Company rehearses without Douglas

(THIRD ROTATION, PACIFIC SHORES, JIG JAG)

April 13 – Company flies to Geneva, Switzerland

April 16-17 – Perform at Vernier, Geneva

April 18 – Performed at Sion, Switzerland April 19- 24 – Company on break

April 25- 27 – Company in Martigues, France

May 2-5 – Company in Berlin

May 8 – Valladolid, Spain

May 9 – New York

May 12- June 7 – rehearsals at 541 Broadway

 

June 11-15 - DANCES FOR MEN, WOMEN, AND MOVING DOOR : 117'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Paul Engler, Diane Frank,  Deborah Riley, Bill Young. Guests: Michael La Salata, Lissy Trachtenberg.  Music: Alvin Lucier. Set & Costumes: David Ireland. Lighting: Jeffrey McRoberts. Premier: Marymount Manhattan College, New York, NY

 

July 20 - DANCE FOR THE HOUSE DD and Grazia dance for David Ireland throughout his house at 500 Capp Street San Francisco, CA in celebration of the house’s 100th anniversary: 1886-1986, at 11 o’clock in the morning, Sunday July 20, 1986. Reception Following.

 

June 17-25 – Company residency at Dance Place in Washington D.C.

 

September- Perform at Central Park Summerstage New York City

 

September 29-October 5 DANCES FOR MEN, WOMEN, AND MOVING DOOR at the Pompidou Center, Paris, France 6 shows and 1 show at Maison du la Culture in Mulhouse

 

October 7- DANCES FOR MEN, WOMEN, AND MOVING DOOR Rallye Drouot, Mulhouse France at 8:30 pm. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Paul Engler, Diane Frank, Deborah Riley, Bill Young. Guests: Michael La Salata, Lissy Trachtenberg.  Music: Alvin Lucier. Set & Costumes: David Ireland. Lighting: Jeffrey McRoberts.

 

October- FUTURITIES:

Maison du la Culture in Genvilliers, France, 3 shows,

Bloomsbury Theatre, London, England, 2 shows

Royal N, College, Manchester, England, 2 shows

Swan Theatre, Stratford on Avon, England, 1 show

Theatre Clwyd, Mold, Wales, 1 show

Bluecoat Theatre, Liverpool, England, 1 show

Arnolfini Gallery, Bristol, England, 2 shows

St. Paul’s Hall, Huddersfield, England, 2 shows

City Theatre, Ghent, Belgium, 1 show

 

December 20-22 – DD teaches workshop at 541 Broadway

 

 

1987

 

February 3-7 – DD on NEA Dance/Film/Video panel

 

April 9-12 – DD in Washington DC. Company performs LIGHT, O TEASE

 

April 14-19 & 21-26 - LIGHT, O TEASE : 73'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Paul Engler, Deborah Riley, Bill Young. Costumes: DD with Jane Townsend and Pier Voulkos. Music: Henry Cowell, from Prelude for Violin & Harpsichord; Something in the Way She Moves, sung by Willie Nelson; Mi par d'udir ancora, sung by John McCormack; from Voodoo Trance Music, Ritual Drums of Haiti; Venetian Song, sung by John McCormack; Harold Budd, from Abandoned Cities; Johann Sebastian Bach, Minuet in C, transcribed for guitar and played by Andres Segovia; It Don't Mean a Thing If You Ain't Got That Swing, performed by Ella Fitzgerald & Duke Ellington; Johann Sebastian Bach, from Chaconne, transcribed for guitar and played by Andres Segovia. Performed at the Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, New York City

 

 

June 12-14 – OPERIA : 15'. Commission: Bill Young. Dancers: Meg Eginton & Bill Young. Costumes: DD. Music: Giuseppe Verdi, from Rigoletto; Richard Wagner, from Gotterdammerung; Edgar Varese, from Integrales; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Divertimento in F, KV 138. Presented at Hundred Grand, 100 Grand Street, New York City

 

 

June 27 - THE PERFECT SUMMER DRESS : 66'. Occasional Dance. Collaboration with poet Anne Waldman. Performers: Anne Waldman & DD.  Costumes: Anne Waldman & DD. Music: Harold Budd, from Abandoned Cities; John Fahey, from Requiem for John Hurt; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from Divertimento in F; Peter Garland, from Dreaming of Immortality in a Thatched Cottage. Presented at Performing Arts Center, Naropa Institute

 

September 6-27 – DD in Salt Lake City

 

November 6 - PEEPSTONE : 24'. Commission: Linda Smith, Repertory Dance Theater. Made on and for dancers of Repertory Dance Theater Salt Lake City, UT. Music: Claude Debussy, Prelude #1; Bob Dylan, Going, Going, Gone; Thoinot Arbeau, Branle double; John Bartlet, Whither Runneth My Sweetheart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eine Kleine Gigue, K./KV 574; Claude Debussy, from Sonata for Flute, Viola and Harp; Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Dance of the Furies, from Orfeo ed Euridice. Premier: The Capitol Theater, Salt Lake City, Utah

 

 

 

1988

 

March 17-20, 24-27 - MATCHES : 62'. Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Design: Mimi Gross. Sound: Jacob Burckhardt. Lighting: Jeffrey McRoberts. Performed at The Kitchen, New York City; one night cancelled by the Fire Department.

 

May 1-June – DD goes to Paris lives and works on GONDOLAGES in Poissy with Jean and Wilfride

 

June 1 – Premier, GONDOLAGES : 32'. Co-commission: Jean Guizerix/Wilfride Piollet; Marcel Bonnaud, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris. Dancers: Wilfride Piollet, Jean Guizerix, Douglas Dunn. Design: Uli Gassmann. Music: Richard Strauss, from Eine Alpensinfonie; Giacomo Puccini, Nessun Dorna from Turandot; Francesco Cavalli, Amara servitu; Captaine Tobias Hume, Touch Me Lightly, from  Musicall Humors; Fernando Sor, Study for Guitar; Robert Schumann, Kreisleriana #1, Opus 16, & Kinderszenen #1, Opus 15; Alabama, There's No Way; Enrique Granados, Spanish Dance in E Minor, transcribed and played by Andres Segovia. Lighting: Uli Gassmann & Said Fakhoury. Premier: Centre Georges Pompidou. The work continues to be performed as repertory in the group Jean Guizerix, Wilfride Piollet, Jean Christophe Pare.

 

July- MATCHES at the World Financial Center, New York City Workshop at Jacob’s Pillow

 

September 8 - HAOLE : 40'. Solo for DD. Text: Niles Eldredge & Ian Tattersall, from The Myths of Human Evolution. Music: Brian Eno, from Music for Films; Thoinot Arbeau, Branle double; Claude Debussy, Prelude #1; Bob Dylan, Going, Going, Gone; Giacomo Puccini, Nessun Dorna from Turandot;  Francesco Cavalli, Amara servitu;  Captaine Tobias Hume, from Musicall Humors; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eine Kleine Gigue, K./KV 574; Charles Kaipo and His Happy Hawaiians, from Sophisticated Hulas. Performances: Whitney Museum's Equitable Center Theater, September 8, 1988;

HAOLE at the Painted Bride in Philedelphia, PA

 

September 10-24 – Judging Dance at Sala Olimpia, Il Certamen Coreographico de Madrid. September 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 & 18th 1988. Jury President - Madrid, Spain.

 

September 29-October 2 – DD works at New Arts in Philadelphia, PA

 

October- HAOLE at the Gunnery School, Washington, CT

 

November 19 - NOVEMBER DUET : 6'. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn. Music: Little Sonny. Premier: DD&D Benefit, the Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, New York City

 

December - DD in Minneapolis making WILDWOOD for New Dance Ensemble

 

1989

 

March 2 - SKY EYE : 60'. Co-production: The Danspace Project at St. Mark's Church, New York City; Michel Guy, Festival d'Automne, Paris. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Set, Ghostbreath Mountain, & Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Andre Campra, from Messe de Requiem; Abess Hildegard of Bingam, from Gothic Voices; from Codex Chantilly, Airs de Cour du XIV siecle; Claude Debussy, Nuages; from Music of the Rain Forest Pygmies; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, from Miss Negra sum; Josquindes Pres, from Missa Pange Lingua; from Drums of West Africa, Ritual Music of Ghana. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Premier: St. Mark's Church, New York City

Also performed in Lisbon, Portugal & Paris, France

 

March 28 –  DD to Albany and back??

 

April 2-9 – Minneapolis, DD taught on the 3-5

April 9 – DD to NY

April 13 – Stanford, taught on the 14th

April 16 – Performs a the Sequoias

April 18 – DD to Seattle and taught class at Cornish school under auspices of Brenda Daniels, then goes to Bellingham WA

April 22 – Grazia and DD perform at Mt.Baker Theater, some of NOVEMBER DUET, solo from VIEW, and solo from ELBOW ROOM

April 26 – DD Taught a class at Western Washington University

 

May 1 – DD to Portland, taught workshop on the 2nd, and May 3 performed HAOLE

May 5 – DD return to NY

 

May 12 – HAOLE : Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack, NY

 

May 17 & 20: Excerpts from THE GREAT DINOSAUR RESCUE : The American Natural History Museum, New York, NY. Performed in The Hall of Late Dinosaurs, DD and Grazia Della-Terza performed duet from THE GREAT DINOSAUR RESCUE. Music by John Cimino and Richard Albagli.

 

May 20,22-25 - THE GREAT DINOSAUR RESCUE : Work conceived by John Cimino for Associated Solo Artists, of which he is Director, and guests. DD & Grazia Della-Terza were Guest Artists in the production, making and performing material to fit the show, intended for young audiences. Music: John Cimino, Richard Albagli, Jon Klibonoff. Grazia Della-Terza & DD performed in two series of presentations, two shows a day: Imagination Celebration, sponsored by the New York State Education Department & the New York State Museum, at the New York State Museum, Albany, NY

 

May 25 – DD to NYC, did something with Jan Gero that night and then went back to Albany on the 26th

 

May 27-29, June 4 – More DINOSAUR RESCUE performances in Albany

 

June 3-7 – DD serves on NEA

 

July 1 – DD fly to Aix en Provence, France

July 6 – HAOLE : Espace Culturel Mejanes, Manufacture d'Allumettes, Festival International Danse a Aix, Aix en Provence, France

July 23 – Return to US

 

July 26 – DD at Jacob’s Pillow, teaches classes on 27 & 28.

July 29 - DD goes to Belfast, Maine: Triple Duo?

August 2 – Return to NY

 

September 8 - AHOY : 15'. Occasional Dance commissioned by the Staten Island Council on the Arts. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Music: Selection by DD. Performed on the Staten Island Ferry, once each way.

 

 

September-October - THE GREAT DINOSAUR RESCUE : Work conceived by John Cimino for Associated Solo Artists, of which he is Director, and guests. DD & Grazia Della-Terza were Guest Artists in the production, making and performing material to fit the show, intended for young audiences. Music: John Cimino, Richard Albagli, Jon Klibonoff. Grazia Della-Terza & DD performed in two series of presentations: the second at Broward Center for the Performing Arts, Fort Lauderdale, FL

 

 

 

??? premier- WILDWOOD : 33'. Commission: Linda Shapiro, New Dance Ensemble. Dancers: Jeffrey D. Annis, Michael Casper, Denise Gustafson, Lisa Powers, Robin Stiehm/Denise Ptacek. Music: Gavin Bryars, from Three Viennese Dancers. Costumes: Katherine Maurer. Premier: Minneapolis, MN, 1989.

 

October 5-16 – SKY EYE : 60’. Performances from October 9-15th. DD in Paris with company. Festival d'Automne, Paris. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Set, Ghostbreath Mountain, & Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Andre Campra, from Messe de Requiem; Abess Hildegard of Bingam, from Gothic Voices; from Codex Chantilly, Airs de Cour du XIV siecle; Claude Debussy, Nuages; from Music of the Rain Forest Pygmies; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, from Miss Negra sum; Josquindes Pres, from Missa Pange Lingua; from Drums of West Africa, Ritual Music of Ghana. Lighting: Carol Mullins.

 

October 19&20 – DD performs in Syracuse

 

November 30 - December 3, December 7-10 & 17 – WILDWOOD : 33'. Resetting on DD&D of piece made on New Dance Ensemble, Minneapolis, MN, 1988. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend. Design: Mimi Gross. Music: Gavin Bryars, from Three Viennese Dancers. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Performed at the Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, New York City

 

PEEPSTONE : 24'. Resetting on DD&D of piece made on Repertory Dance Theater, Salt Lake City, UT, 1987. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend. Guests: Keith Chamberlain, Kristina Harvey-Stebbins, Volker J. Schmidt, Sophia Wong. Design: Mimi Gross. Music: Claude Debussy, Prelude #1; Bob Dylan, Going, Going, Gone; Thoinot Arbeau, Branle double; John Bartlet, Whither Runneth My Sweetheart; Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Eine Kleine Gigue, K./KV 574; Claude Debussy, from Sonata for Flute, Viola & Harp; Christoph Willibald von Gluck, Dance of the Blessed Spirits from Orfeo ed Euridice. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Performed at the Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, New York City

 

 

December 7-10 WILDWOOD and PEEPSTONE at DD’s studio at 541 west Broadway

 

December 17 WILDWOOD and PEEPSTONE at DD’s studio at 541 west Broadway

 

 

****[this is probably Solo Film & Dance, but not sure] Studio Theater, University of California, Riverside, January 4, 1991; Pyramid Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 214 North Goodman St., Rochester, NY, May 11, 1991; Denison University, Granville, OH, Feb. 17, 1995, altered version incorporating students.

 

1990

 

January 2-27 –  Minneapolis

March 27-11 Missoula MT made DON”T CRY NOW on students

  

January 25 - HAOLE : Walker Art Center, Vineland Place, Minneapolis, MN

 

 

March 4-11, Douglas Dunn & Dancers in residence at University of Montana.

 

 

March 8, SKY EYE, Performance at Montana Theater at 8pm. 60’. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Set, Ghostbreath Mountain, & Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Andre Campra, from Messe de Requiem; Abess Hildegard of Bingam, from Gothic Voices; from Codex Chantilly, Airs de Cour du XIV siecle; Claude Debussy, Nuages; from Music of the Rain Forest Pygmies; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, from Miss Negra sum; Josquindes Pres, from Missa Pange Lingua; from Drums of West Africa, Ritual Music of Ghana. Lighting: Carol Mullins.

 

March 10 & 11 - BLOCS : 12'. At the invitation of Barbara Barker, Chair, University of Minnesota Dance Department. Made on and for the University of Minnesota's URepCo: Mary Crimi, Nicole Grandstrand, Kris Heruth, Gary Heyer, Mathey Janczewski, Maria Loisel, Megan Mayer, Susan McKenna, Kristine Mudd, Pam Prohofsky, Aislinn Robinson, Rosy Simas, Julieanne Sorensen, Kristin Waage, Laurie Wolfson. Costumes: Todd A. Studebaker after DD. Music: Tom Waits,Temptation; Gustav Mahler, from Symphony #2; Marianne Faithfull, Times Square. Performed at Rarig Center, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

 

 

- March 10 - DD adjudicated at American College Dance Festival in Missoula, MT. Gala Concert American College Dance Festival, Missoula, Montana. University of Montana.

 

 

March 23 – HAOLE : Commons Theatre, Drew University, Madison, NJ

 

April 4-8 – Company in residence at Sweet Briar College, Virginia

 

April 24-May 2 – DD in Palo Alto, CA. Danced at the Sequoias April 28; solo at Stanford April 29

 

April 26-28, May 4-5 - ROSES : 8'. Commission: Linda Shapiro, New Dance, Minneapolis, MN. Made on & for Robin Steihm & Luc Bal. Music: Sergei Rachmaninov, Preludes Opus 23, #2 & #4. First Performed at the Cricket Theater, Minneapolis, MN; man's part sometimes danced by Jeffrey D. Annis.

 

May 17-20 – DD in Denton, Texas. Taught classes on 18,19, 20. Performed parts of HAOLE on the 19th

 

May 30–June 2 - DON'T CRY NOW : 11'. At the invitation of Amy Ragsdale, University of Montana Dance Department. Made for students of the University of Montana, Missoula, MT. Prepared March 1990, first performed at the Montana Theater, University of Montana, Missoula, May 30-June 2, 1990, with Jeffrey Bauer, Melinda Bessler, Savitri Durkee, Gillian Hull, Wendy Mauer, Amy Ragsdale (professor), Lori Read, Amy Sennett, Mick Servoss, Nicholas Yonko. The work remains in the repertory of The Montana Transport Company, and was performed by them, (excerpted) at The Open Space, Performing Arts Building, University of Montana, April 1, 1994, and at the Flathead High School Auditorium, Kalispell, MT, April 2, 1994, with Brooke Broadhurst, Pamela Morrison, Michelle Olson, Christopher Moll, Mary Molloy. Music: Marvin Gaye, I Heard It Through The Grapevine; The Chiffons, He's So Fine; Brenton Wood, The Oogum Boogum Song; The Shirelles, Will You Love Me Tomorrow. First performed by DD&D at Informal Performance, Bennington College, Bennington, VT, August 8, 1990, with Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young.

 

June 7-15 – DD serves on NEA company panel

 

June 19-28 – DD at Alta

 

July 3-4 – DD serves on NEA company panel

 

July 8-15 – Lisbon, Portugal : 11th performed outdoor show of Sky Eye, 12th did lecture demonstration and show. 60’. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Set, Ghostbreath Mountain, & Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Andre Campra, from Messe de Requiem; Abess Hildegard of Bingam, from Gothic Voices; from Codex Chantilly, Airs de Cour du XIV siecle; Claude Debussy, Nuages; from Music of the Rain Forest Pygmies; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, from Miss Negra sum; Josquindes Pres, from Missa Pange Lingua; from Drums of West Africa, Ritual Music of Ghana. Lighting: Carol Mullins.

 

July 16-29 – Arcata, California (Humbolt State University)DD residency

 

July 26 – HAOLE : John Van Duzer Theatre, Humbolt State University, Arcata, CA

 

July 27 – Showing of the class piece at Humbolt State University

 

July 29 – returned home

 

July 29- August 11 – Residency at Bennington College: making UNREST with Bill Cole and the Company

August 3&4 – DD went to D.C. for the NEA

 

August- Nation wide broadcast of THE MYTH OF MODERN DANCE on PBS

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August 6 – Douglas’s mother died, DD flies to California on the 10th and returned the 11th

 

August 12-24 – Went to Berlin, SKY EYE at the Academie der Kunst Hebbel Theater on 16, 17, and 18th. 60’. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Set, Ghostbreath Mountain, & Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Andre Campra, from Messe de Requiem; Abess Hildegard of Bingam, from Gothic Voices; from Codex Chantilly, Airs de Cour du XIV siecle; Claude Debussy, Nuages; from Music of the Rain Forest Pygmies; Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, from Miss Negra sum; Josquindes Pres, from Missa Pange Lingua; from Drums of West Africa, Ritual Music of Ghana. Lighting: Carol Mullins.

 

On the 19th Sans Souci??

August 24 – went to Krakow, Poland

August 29 – returned to New York

 

September 21-23 – Performance in Atlanta on Saturday, September 22. The Arts Festival of Atlanta Piedmont Park.  Performed DON’T CRY NOW & ROSES.

 

October 17 – Wednesday, 12:15 pm performance of SKY EYE Performed atThe Continental Atrium, 180 Maiden Lane, New York, NY. Series: Free Fall. Underwritten by The Continental Corporation Foundation. Programmed by The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Admission Free.

 

October 21-28 – Paris? On the 27th DD saw William Forsythe’s Slingerland.

 

Fall - THE MYTH OF MODERN DANCE : 26'. Video-dance based on Haole (1988). Co-production: Susan Dowling, WGBH New Television Workshop; Alive From Off-Center. Performer: DD. Costumes, Direction & Editing: Charles Atlas. Shot in December, 1989. First shown: Fall 1990, on Public Television's Alive From Off-Center.

 

 

November 19 – RGU received $2,000 from Joyce Mertz-Gilmore Foundation

November 20 – RGU received $500 from New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc.

 

November 28 – United States Information Service panel, Washington DC

 

December 13, 15, 17, 20, & 23 - UNREST : 59'. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Michael La Salata, Jane Townsend, Bill Young. Design: Mimi Gross. Music: Bill Cole, playing live. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Commissioned by and performed at Dancespace, St. Mark's Church, New York City

 

 

 

1991

 

(DD & D managed by SoHo Booking. Anne Ronsenthal, Anne Bradner and Jessica Baker)

 

January 2-6 – University of California Riverside residency

 

January 4 – DD Master Class

 

January 5 – Performances of Haole. Invited by Susan Foster.

 

January 6- DD to San Francisco; meet Marge at David Ireland’s, meet Lana at David Ireland’s, meet Susan and Diane Frank

Jan 8 - Go to Blue Lake

Jan 13 – Go to D.C.

Jan 14 – Flew to NYC for a Group

 

January 15– February 2 – DD at American University teaching and creating piece on the students, Washington, D.C.

 

February 7-March 8 – DD teaching at New Dance Ensemble, Minneapolis, MN

 

February 3- March 9 – DD in Minneapolis, MN; University of Minnesota residency where Douglas created HURRY UP. Guest artist of Cowles Chair

 

March 9 – returned to NYC

 

March 16-24 – DD taught for CanalDanse. Invited by Patricia Brouilly in Paris, France.

 

March 21-24 - LET'S GET BUSY : 14'. At the invitation of Ann McDonald, American University Dance Department. Made on and for students at American University, Washington, DC: Nancy Anwyll, Laura Dunaway, J.M. Rebudal, Cindy Rosenfeld, Timothy Willmot. Costumes: Barbara Tucker Parker after DD. Music: John Adams, from Shaker Loops. Lighting: Mark Anduss & Mark Simpson. Prepared January, performed at The American University Experimental Theater, Washington, DC.

 

March 31- April 7 – Portland, OR

 

April 4-7 - HURRY UP : 10'. At the invitation of Barbara Barker, Chair, University of Minnesota Dance Department. Made on and for dancers of the University of Minnesota's URepCo: Julie Anne Fugate, Nicole Grandstrand, Kris Heruth, Megan Mayer, Dawn Murray, Carey Thompson. Costumes: Barbara F. Norman after DD. Lighting: J.W. Layne. Score: vocalization by dancers. Performed at University Theater, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

 

May 9-12 – DD in Rochester NY, on the 10th taught class at SUNY, on the 11th Douglas performed Haole at the Pyramid Arts Center. Director, Larry Champaux. Lighting: Carol Mullins.

 

May/June - RUBBLE DANCE, LONG ISLAND CITY : 21'. Film-dance. Company Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Christopher Caines, Sam Keany, Laura Oguiza, Gwen Welliver. Produced by Elizabeth Powers, Rio Grande Union, Inc. Cameras: Rudy Burckhardt, Jacob Burckhardt, Christopher Sweet. Direction & Editing: Rudy Burckhardt. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Bill Cole, Warren Smith, Robert Black. Music Editing: Rudy Burckhardt. Shot in Long Island City, Queens, NY

 

June 3-7 – DD on NEA PANEL IN DC

 

July 21-26 – DD on another NEA Panel

 

August 8-17 – DD residency at Bates College, Lewiston, MA.  Teaching and performance

August 10 – RUBBLE VARIATIONS :  : 11'. Solo for DD. Arrangement of material from the film, Rubble Dance: Long Island City (1991). Music: Soviet Army Chorus & Band, conducted by Colonel Boris Alexandrov. Costume: Mimi Gross. Performed at the Bates Summer Dance Festival, Schaeffer Theater, Bates College, Lewiston, MA. Invited by Laura Faure

 

August 22-23 – DD & D Company Auditions

 

September 30 – October 10 – Douglas and Grazia danced in the Great Dinosaur Rescue presented by Associated Solo Artists Inc., John Cimino-President. Two shows a day. Ft. Lauderdale, The Broward Center for Performing Arts.

 

October 11-21 – To Sao Paulo with Jean Guizerix and Wilfrde Piollet and Uli Gassmann includes:

Gondolage as part of performance. Chaconne choreography Jose Limon, Music: J.S Bach, Performer: Jean Guizerix. Temps de Baroque sections: Chaconne, Passe-peid. Choreography, Francine Lancelot. Music: Jean-Philipee Remau. Performer: Wilfrde Piollet. Poids de Sentur Choreography: Odile Rouquet, Music: Hector Berlioz from the poem “Spectacle de la Rose” by Theophile Gautire, Costume design: Ocimar Versolato, Performers: Jean Guizerix and Wilfrde Piollet.

 

October 18 & 19 - RUBBLE VARIATIONS : 11'. Solo for DD. Arrangement of material from the film, Rubble Dance: Long Island City. Music: Soviet Army Chorus & Band, conducted by Colonel Boris Alexandrov. Costume: Mimi Gross. Performed at the 21st Bienal International de Sao Paulo, Theatro Municipal de Sao Paulo, Brazil

 

October 23-24 – DD danced at the 20th Anniversary of The Kitchen, Invited by Robert Sterns

 

November 14-16 – DD flies to Portland, OR. HOWLE?

 

December 6&7 - DOUBLE BOND : 21'. At the invitation of Dante Del Guidice, Chair, Rhode Island College Dance Department. Made on and performed by the Rhode Island College Dance Company: Michelle Bastien, Tone Bernard, Shellie Carr, Karen Krikorian, Donna McGuire, Laura Newell, Becky Norris, Samantha Stevens, Laurie Walmsley. Costumes: DD & Armando Perez. Music: Robert Elam, Aleatory Montage. Lighting: Michael Giannitti. Premier: Roberts Auditorium, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

 

December 20 – APAP Showcase under the auspices of Pentacle at Dance Space Project, St. Marks Church. Douglas Dunn, David Ireland collaboration (STUCCO MOON in progress)

 

December 22 at 3:00pm, part of Holiday Showcase – Pentacle. University Settlement House, 184 Eldridge Street, NYC, NY.

 

 

1992

 

January 18 – DD dances at First Festival Arts at University Settlement

 

February 9 – “Sundays at 3” Presentation, Dance Center at 92nd Street Y, NYC

 

****February 10,11, 15, 16, 17, 18, 21, 25 DD leads Improvisation Workshop [not sure where; pages show IL, & dates conflict with next entry]

 

February 23 – DD arrives in MN, company arrives the 25th

 

March 15 - 17 - STUCCO MOON : 65'. Original version, Minneapolis, MN. A work designed to incorporate non-Company dancers and performers. DD makes work on each group separately, then merges the groups in the process of making the final arrangement. Material from previous versions may be used in later ones. Co-commission: Linda Shapiro, New Dance Performance Lab; John Killacky, Walker Art Center. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Barbara Grubel, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. New Dance Dancers: Matthew Brown, Michael Casper, Michael Engel, Catherine Jhung, Krista Langberg, Jane Shockley, Robin Stiehm. Design & Music: David Ireland. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Performed at Norris Gymnasium, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

 

March 18 – Company flies to DC

 

March 21 & 22 - STUCCO MOON : 59'. Washington, DC version. At the invitation of Carla Perlo, Director, Dance Place. Company Dancers: Susan Blankensop, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Barbara Grubel, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Design & Music: David Ireland. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Performed at Dance Place, Washington, DC.

 

March 22 – showing of RUBBLE DANCE and NIGHT FANTASIES (both by Rudy Burckhardt)

 

March 23 – Company went to Kutztown, PA for TV taping at studio in Reading, PA under the auspices of James Carroll, and same day returned to NYC

 

April 16 – showing of RUBBLE DANCE - LONG ISLAND CITY, NY Premier. Triple Duo and Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Street. At Anthology Film Archives, NYC

 

April 19 – May 19 – DD went to Portland

May 3 – Company joined DD for residency

 

May 8 – Informal showing of RUBBLE DANCELong Island City. By Rudy Burckhardt and DD at Shattuck Hall.

 

May 15-17 - STUCCO MOON: 61', plus 30' Prelude in, around, and outside the theater. Portland, OR version. At the instigation of Judy Patton, Dance Department, Portland State University. Dancers: Company: Raquel Aedo, Keith Chamberlain, Janet Charleston, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Student performers from various departments: Erenest L. Adams, Cassie Babcock, Robin La Rue Cannalla, Rinda Chambers, Holly Chronister, James Cosper,  Catherine Egan, Sigrid Faulkner, Ritsuko Fujiwara-Smith, Stormy Gale, Tara Gerttula, Sherri Gribble, Jeriel Hargett, Mark Hayes, Jeremy Laverdure, Mary Macy, Chrysta Masterson, Angela McDonell, Kristina Michaels, Darelene Muller, Mindy Orozco, Sandra Perkins, Jenny Reeves, Amy Rose, Kayla Scrivner, Lisa M. Thompson, Lisa Ventrella, Kris Vercouteren, Astrid Villegas, Colleen Wharton, Ann Whitesides. Music: PSU Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, Directed by Joel Bluestone: Mark Bond, Teresa Dickinson, Marc Fetchen, Eric Getter, Brad Hawkins, Dan Polidori, Julia Richter, Erika Sevetson, Bethel Spooner. Design: David Ireland, with the participation of Fine Arts students. Lighting: Carol Mullins, with the participation of Theater Arts students. Presented at the Lincoln Performance Hall, Portland State University, Portland, OR

 

June 4 – DD to Hong Kong under the auspices of HT Chen paired as teaching duo with Sarah Skaggs, Grazia there too

 

June 6 – Attended the premiere performance of the Guangdong Modern Dance Company in Guangzhou

 

June 6-20 – DD in Hong Kong. City Contemporary Dance Company. DD teaches class. Director Willy Tsao.

 

June 21-July 8 – DD to Taipei. Classes at the Taipei Dance Workshop. Ping Heng Director of Dance Forum-Tapei

 

July 9-16 – DD teaches at the International Dance Academy

 

July 29 & 30 - OCTOPUS : 10'. (200 balls) At the invitation of Sally Banes and Jed Wheeler, resetting of the 1974 work. Company Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Guest: Connor McTeague. Costumes, Text & Tape: DD. Performed at Megadance, Serious Fun, Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York City

 

August 2-12 – DD to CA

 

August 14-17 – Company auditions at studio

 

August 25-October 11 – College of Rhode Island, in Providence, RI. DD makes dance on students. DD travels to Minneapolis, MN. DD travels to Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

 

October 11-22 – DD to Sao Paulo with Jean Guizerix, Wilfried Piollet and Uli Gassmann

 

Sept 26 – DD and Grazia NYC to Greensboro, return on the 30th

 

September 27-29 - THE STAR THROWER : Commission to Associated Solo Artists, John Cimino, Director, by Stanley S. Gryskiewicz, the Center for Creative Leadership, for the 1992 International Creativity & Innovation Networking Conference. Grazia Della-Terza & DD were Guest Artists, making and performing material in collaboration with ASA. Concept & Script: John Cimino. Music: John Cimino, Richard Albagli, Jon Klibonoff, Diane Legros. Performed at the Conference, Greensboro, NC.

 

October 8 – DD danced in benefit for Harvest Works/Studio Pass at Thread Waxing Space, invited by Brian Karl

 

October 21 - LANDING : 27'. Company Dancers: Raquel Aedo, Keith Chamberlain, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Barbara Grubel, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Music: Landing, written for DD&D by Steve Lacy. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Set: Uli Gassmann. Lighting, Carol Mullins. Premier: Dance Theater Workshop, New York City, with Steve Lacy and ensemble playing live.

RUBBLE DANCE : 20'. Arrangement for stage using material from the film Rubble Dance, Long Island City (1991). Company Dancers: Raquel Aedo, Keith Chamberlain, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Barbara Grubel, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Music: Bill Cole, Warren Smith, Robert Black. Tape Mix: Jacob Burckhardt. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Premier: Dance Theater Workshop

SKID : 26'. Revival of 1981 work. Company Dancers: Raquel Aedo, Keith Chamberlain, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Barbara Grubel, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Music: John Driscoll, Fishs Eddy. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins after Patrick O'Rourke. First performance of revival, Dance Theater Workshop, New York City

 

November 1-11 – DD sets piece on dancers at Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.

 

 

November 15-23 - Festival D’Autumn. LANDING : European Premiere. Music: Steve Lacy (played live) ; SKID : 81’ (originally made for Autumn Festival) Music John Driscoll. Design: Mimi Gross; RUBBLE DANCE : European Premiere, Music: Bill Cole, Robert Black. Design: Uli Gassman (design mistakenly contributed to Mimi Gross on the initial promotional materials). Dancers: Keith Chamberlain, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Barbara Grubel, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Musicians: Steve Lacy - soprano saxophone, Angelo Frascarelli – conductor, Richard Al Vagli percussion, Michael Canonico –trumpet, Jon Klibonoff – piano, Michael Morelli – bass, Peter Zummo –trombone.

 

November 4 – Company arrives in Paris

 

LANDING Tour

November 17-22 – Douglas in France/ musicians names: Jon Klibonoff, Peter Zummo, Richard Albagli, Angelo Frascarelli, Micheal Canonico, Steve Lacey, Micheal Morelli

November 22 – Flew Paris to Charleroi, Belgium SKID ; RUBBLE DANCE ; LANDING

 

December 2 – Company returns to NYC

 

December 18 – LANDING (excerpt)

Pentacle Showcase at Danspace Project at St.Mark’s Church, Music: Steve Lacy, Costumes: Charles Atlas, Lights: Carol Mullins, Dancers: Raquel Aedo, Keith Chamberlian, Grazia Della-Terza, DD, Barbara Grubel, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson.

 

1993

 

(DD & D managed by Carol Blanco)

 

January 24-29 – DD in Krakow and co.

January 30- February 4 – DD to Berlin

February 8 – DD in Champaign, IL to begin residency at University of Illinois

March 3 – DD flies Champaign to New York

 

April 4 – EMPTY REEL : 4'. Commissioned by Renee Wadleigh as solo for herself. Music: Traditional Scottish. Costume: Renee Wadleigh after DD. Lighting: Jim Janninck. Performed by DD as part of a DD&D Lecture Demonstration at the 92nd St. Y, New York

ROCK WALK : 16'. At the instigation of Renee Wadleigh, made on & for graduate students at the University of Illinois: Music: Yaz Shehab. Costumes: DD. Performed by Douglas Dunn & Dancers as part of Lecture Demonstration at the 92nd St. Y, New York City

 

 

April 12 – EMPTY REEL : 4'. Commissioned by Renee Wadleigh as solo for herself. Music: Traditional Scottish. Costume: Renee Wadleigh after DD. Lighting: Jim Janninck. Performed by DD at New Dance Alliance Performance Mix, Dia Center for the Arts, New York City

 

 

April 16&17 - ROCK WALK : 16'. At the instigation of Renee Wadleigh, made on & for graduate students at the University of Illinois: Stuart Gold, Anne Lall, An-Li Su, Olga Tragant, Ming-Lung Yang. Music: Yaz Shehab. Costumes: DD. Prepared in February, performed at the Krannert Center's Studio Theater, Urbana, IL

 

April 22 – EMPTY REEL : 4'. Commissioned by Renee Wadleigh as solo for herself. Music: Traditional Scottish. Costume: Renee Wadleigh after DD. Lighting: Jim Janninck. Performed by DD at the Community Education Center, Philadelphia, PA.

 

May 1 – DD flies NY to San Francisco; At The Djerassi Institute, DD was there until 27

 

May 29 - DD & Grazia to Melbourne, Australia

 

May 28-30 – ROCK WALK : Performed by Douglas Dunn & Dancers at the Merce Cunningham Studio, 55 Bethune St., New York City

 

 

June 30- July 3 - DANCE FOR A PAST TIME : 64'. Company Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn. Former Company Dancer: John McLauglin. Special Guest Performers: David Ireland, Noel Sheridan. Other Dancers: Gillian Alexi, Deanne Butterworth, Elaeth Davies, Paul Gazzolla, Pascale Hanrion, Fanci Hitanaya, Hilton Jaggart, Felicity Kinsella, Elissa Meyer-Thomas, Sue Peacock, Renata Smenda, Cecille Veldhoven, Kathy Vogiatskis, Sarah Ward, Fiona Watson. Design: David Ireland. Music: Lindsey Vickery & Johnathan Mustard, playing live. Lighting: Steve Wickham. At the instigation of John McLaughlin, commissioned by and performed at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts, Noel Sheridan, Director, Perth, Western Australia. *During the Perth time DD made TANGLING on students there

 

July 5 – DD & G flew to middle of Australia to visit Ularu. Climb to the top with David Ireland.

July 11 – Sydney to Denpasar/Bali

July 27 – Sydney to Nadi

August 2 – DD flies to San Francisco

August 9 – DD flies to Seattle/Bellingham

August 23 – DD flies St. Louis to NYC

 

September 9-19 – DD reset PULCINELLA

 

October 3-11 – DD in Portland, OR for residency at Portland State University with company: Grazia Della-Terza, Sam Keany, Keith Chamberlain, Raquel Aedo, Kari Richardson, Janet Charleston, and Carol Mullins as lighting designer and Steve Lacy as musician.

Oct 4 – DD technique class

Oct 5 – DD technique class and showing of Myth of Modern Dance and Rubble Dance Long Island City

Oct 6 – DD Lecture to Portland City Club

Oct 7 – Company Lecture dem., and Steve taught Jazz workshop

Oct 8&9 – Performance in Lincoln Hall: RUBBLE DANCE, LANDING, SKID

 

October 13 - EMPTY REEL : 4'. Commissioned by Renee Wadleigh as solo for herself. Music: Traditional Scottish. Costume: Renee Wadleigh after DD. Lighting: Jim Janninck. Prepared January, first performed at the Krannert Center, Urbana, IL.

 

October 16 – DD fly NYC to Bordeaux France

October 31 – DD flies Paris to Washington D.C., to give lecture in Charlottesville VA at University of Virginia.   Invited by Kate Nesbitt

 

November 2-6 - TANGLING : 12'. At the invitation of John McLaughlin. Dancers, students of Edith Cowan University. One cast: Sela Kiek, Shelley Mardon, Joanna Pollitt, Marcus Reid, Vivienne Rogis, Kathy Vogiatskis, Fiona Watson, Sascha Wilson. Another cast: Deanne Butterworth, Billie Cook, Sarah Cooke, Fiona Druskovich, Fanci Hitanaya, Alison Martin, Catherine Post, Cecile Veldhoen. Music: David Pye. Decor: Michael Betts. Costumes: Felipe Reynolds. Prepared in June, performed at Edith Cowan University, Perth, Western Australia. DD not present.

 

November 1-15 – DD returns to Bordeaux

 

November 12,14,16-18 - PULCINELLA  variations: 29'. Resetting of 1980 original, omitting several sections, on the Grand Theatre de Bordeaux. Dancers: Emmanuelle Grizot, Gilles Martin, Nathalie Anglard, Helene Ballon, Carole Dion, Christelle Lara, Stefania Sandrin, Valerie Simmonet, Michele Verdini, Karym Amellal, Salvatore Gagliardi, Gael Lambiotte, Christopher Nicita, Jorg Rauch, Loris Zambon. Music: Igor Stravinsky, Pulcinella. Costumes: Norbert Schmucki after Douglas Dunn. Lighting: Jean-Pascal Pracht. Performed at the Grand Theatre, Bordeaux, France. Director: Alain Lombard. On a show with Danses concertantes, choreography: Ted Brandsen. Soiree Stravinsky. Le Sacre de Printemps by Erich Walter

 

December 18 – 4:30-5:30 pm, 541 Broadway Loft Showing and Pentacle Showcase.

 

 

 

1994

 

January 6-9 – 2 performances at Pace Downtown Theater. RUBBLE DANCE mixed program for Urban Artworks. Sponsored by Mary Bruce Blackburn of the American Dance Ensemble. Pace Theater in the Schimmel Center.

 

January 27-30 - STUCCO MOON : 70'. New York version. Company Dancers: Raquel Aedo, Janet Charleston, Keith Chamberlain, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Sam Keany, Kari Richardson. Special Guest: Amy Ragsdale. Guests, members of the Harkness Workshop Series for Professional Dancers at the 92nd St. Y: Dorothee Caan, Kande Culver, Donna Graham, Janine Gutheil, Maja Lorkovic, Maria G. Ocanto, Michele Oppliger, Penny Price, Margaret Whalley. Costumes, set & sound: David Ireland. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Performed at LaMama, New York City

 

 

April 30 - DANCE FOR NEW DANCE : 6'. Video-dance, made on the occasion of New Dance's Going-Out-Of-Business Celebration. Company Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn. Music: Noel Quinlan, from Middle Kingdom. Camera: Grazia Della-Terza. Sent to Minneapolis for the event.

 

June 17-19 – Widman Marathon retreat

 

July 18-22 &25-29 - DISAPPEARANCES : 60'. Barely visible outdoor dancing for New York City. Company Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Kari Richardson, Douglas Dunn. Guests: Marie Baker-Lee, Dorothee Caan, Maja Lorkovic, Alice MacIntyre, Rachel Odoroff, Michele Oppliger, Mary Seidman, Margaret Whalley, Kriota Willberg, Rebekah Windmiller. Presented Noon Hours, next to the Marine Midland Bank at Broadway between Cedar & Liberty, and on the Chase Manhattan Bank Plaza at William & Cedar.

 

August 2-15 – DD to Alta, CA and Grazia arrived on the 10th

 

Fall – DD teaching at Steinhardt NYU

 

November 3 & 4th – DD residency at the University of North Carolina, Greensborough, teaching and performance.  Follow this DD drove to Ashville, NC to visit Ethan

 

November 19 – DD danced in benefit at St.Marks church: Danspace Projects presents Chance Encounters.  WORK-IN-PROGRESS. Choreographer: Douglas Dunn. Performers: Grazia Della Terza, Douglas Dunn, Leonard Louissy, Kari Richardson.

 

November 28 – DD improv at Judson as a benefit for the church

 

December 18 - CARACOLE(excerpts): Choreography: Douglas Dunn. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Kari Richardson, Lennard Louisy, Douglas Dunn. SoHo Booking 1994-1995 Roster Showcase at The Kitchen, December 18, 1994.

 

1995

 

 

January 7/8, 10-15, 17-20 - CARACOLE: 50'. Company Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Lennard Louisy, Kari Richardson. Costumes and Design: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Music: Richard K. Walton & Robert W. Lawson, Eastern/Central Birding by Ear; (trio) Atrium Musicae de Madrid, Grogorio Paniagua, Musique de la Grece Antique; (Kari’s Solo) Flute Solo from Apurimac, Kingdom of the Sun, Peru's Inca Heritage, recorded in Peru by David Lewiston; (Grazia & Douglas): Wasawasa Ni Dodomo, Wai-Koula Kei Tavua, South Pacific Recording Limited (from Fiji); (Grazia’s Solo): Krivo Horo, A Harvest, A Shepherd, A Bride), Village Music of Bulgaria, Dances of the World, Music from the Nonesuch Explorer Series; (Finale): Llegada, Los Chiriguanos of Paraguay/Gaurani Songs & Dances, Dances of the World, Music from the Nonesuch Explorer Series. First performed at the Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, New York City, two shows each day on the two weekends.

 

January 30 – At the invitation of Gill Wright Miller, Douglas begins residency at Denison University. Residency finished on February 25.

 

February 17 - LOST IN LIGHT : 19'. At the invitation of Gill Wright Miller, commissioned by the Dance Department, Denison University, Granville, Ohio. Dancers: Michael Estanich, Sandy Mathern-Smith (faculty), Emmely Muehlhauser, Martha Mulligan, Cheyanne Paris. Costumes: DD. Music: Keith Fleming. Lighting: Fred Kraps. First performed, enmeshed in Haole, at Denison University. Was part of residency at the university

 

 

March 29 – Eisner Lubin Auditorium NYU Lobe Student Center, danced to Five Village Scenes by Dinu Ghezzo as an informal audition for the NYU Summer Program. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Teresa Heiland

 

April 13-16 - ROSES : Resetting of Minneapolis version (1990), on Kari Richardson and Lennard Louisy, with new section for Grazia Della-Terza & DD to Prelude in C Sharp Minor, Opus 23, #2 & #4, by Sergei Rachmaninov, danced between the two original sections. Costumes: Grazia Della-Terza & DD. Lighting: David Herrigel. [SHOULD THE FOLLOWING BE ITS OWN ENTRY?**8/6/2013 SG]Danced at PS122 on mixed program with Tina Croll, Kenneth King, and Wendy Perron. The updated version includes an added section prelude by Rachmaninov, where Grazia and Douglas danced duet. The last piece on the program was improvised piece by DD, Tina, Kenneth, and Wendy entitled LAST DANCE

 

April 18 – DD flies from NYC to Seattle

 

April 30 – DD flies from Seattle to Missoula, MT

 

May 2-4 – Montana Transport Company/Artistic Director Amy Ragsdale, performed in the Montana Theater; performance included DON’T CRY NOW (1990) BY DD, Cast included: Brooke Broadhurst, Michelle Olson, Amy Ragsdale, Renata Godfrey, Mary Molloy Music: Marvin Gaye, I Heard It Through The Grapevine; The Chiffons, He's So Fine; Brenton Wood, The Oogum Boogum Song; The Shirelles, Will You Love Me Tomorrow. (earned $1,535)

 

May 3-6 – DD adjudicated at American College Dance Festival in Missoula, MT. On May 4 & 6 taught technique class as part of ACDFA festivities

 

May 7 – DD returns to NYC

 

May 30 – DD flies NYC - Washington, D.C., sits on National Endowment Panel

 

June 9 – DD flies Washington D.C. - Columbus, OH to be judge at dance festival

 

June 12 – Columbus to NYC

 

June 17/18 – DD attends Dance Theater Workshop Retreat at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Confronting the Model, NYC

 

June 29 - July 16 – NYU Music and Dance in Pisa, Italy.

DD arrived on July 9, Performed at the Cortile della Sapienza on July 16.

 

Dance students: Maria Di Paola, Ciane Fernandes, Jeoung-Nam Park, Tien Hwa Yee

Part of residency with NYU

 

July 7 – Company show at Central Park Summer Stage. After post-show dinner, saying goodbye, DD falls, sprain ankle. Next day, a Sunday, discovers passport has expired. Gets, one, dragging leg up to Rockerfeller Center while Grazia packs whatever.

 

July 8 – DD to Pisa for NYU Summer Program. July 16, show in Cortile della Sapienza. July 17- August 1, program continues in Lucca. July 31, show in Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano. Grazia arrives, she and DD drive around: Ravenna, Ancona, Assisi, Gubbio, Arezzo, Urbino, Orvieto. Rome. August 14, DD to NYC

 

August 29-31 – DD on National Endowment for the Arts Panel

 

September 5-10 – DD to LA to do business for extended family

 

September - December – Douglas teaches Open Structures at NYU

 

October 18-26 – Douglas teaches at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College under auspices of Pamela Riesenhoover, Ashland Virginia

 

October 27 & 28 - NYU Faculty Concert at Fredrick Loewe Theater, performed ROSES (excerpt) 1990/95

 

October 30-November 16 – DD at Williams College works with Joe Chaikin on Firmamaent

 

 

November 18-21 – DD goes to Maryland under auspices of Park and Planning Commission.  Panel for dance competition with Murray Lewis and Jennifer Dunning

 

November 24-December 2 – FIRMAMENT: directed by Joseph Chaikin, a work in progress for which Douglas was a choreographic advisor; at LaMama Theater, NYC. For 2/3 weeks leading up to this, Douglas was working at Williams College with the group.

 

November 14 – Douglas teaches improvisation called “Dancing as the Sun Goes Down”, at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, NYC

 

November 18-23 – Douglas sat on the Choreographers’ Showcase Panel with Murray Lewis and Jennifer Dunning. Under the auspices of Carolyn Tate. Maryland.

 

November 21 - Masterclass by DD at Dorothy Madden Studio at the University of Maryland, Dance Dept.

 

November 27 – Movement Research at Judson Church, collaborative improvisation, LAST DANCE. Dancers: Tina Croll, Douglas Dunn, Kenneth King, Wendy Perron

 

December 7-10 – H.T. Chen’s Newsteps Series at the Mulberry Street Theater for which Douglas was a 19

December 26 – DD by train, Boston to NY

 

 

1996

 

January 18-25 – DD flew to Jamaica came back on 26, stayed at Treasure Beach

 

April 11 - RETURN DANCE: 10'. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Kari Richardson. Design: Mimi Gross. Music: Joshua Fried. Lighting: Carol Mullins. This dance was made for the Princeton Alumni Concert at McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ

 

 

April 12 – RETURN DANCE:  presented at Dia, NYC, as part of concert produced by Tina Croll. This trio was later integrated in slightly altered form into Spell for Opening the Mouth of N.

 

(Did not go to summer program in Pisa, Italy)

 

July – DD teaches at the Instituto de Belles Artes, Mexico City, Mexico

 

 

November 7-19 - SPELL FOR OPENING THE MOUTH OF N : 75'. Collaboration with composer Joshua Fried. Dancers: Amy Baker, Janet Charleston, Derek Clifford, Georgia Corner, Grazia Della-Terza, Mark Drahozal, Douglas Dunn, Lennard Louisy, Edmund C. Melville, Kari Richardson. Singer/Actors: Hope Clark, Paula Cole, Dina Emerson, Lesley Farlow, Lisa Karrer, Gretchen Krich, Randolph Curtis Rand, Laurence Rawlins, Sheridan Roberts, Marlene Tholl, Susan Thompson, Jordana Toback, Claude Wampler. Text: Ruth Margraff. Design: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Each evening six of the singer/actors performed, plus Susan and Claude. First presented at The Kitchen, New York City

November 14 – DD teaches workshop, “Dancing As The Sun Goes Down” at the 92nd street Y, Harkness Dance Center

 

 

 

 

1997

 

February 23 - FAMILIAL FETCHES' USUFRUCTUARY FOOTFALLS : Solo for Douglas Dunn. Sound Collage by Douglas Dunn: Mozart, Mahler, traditional song sung by John McCormack.  Performed for Susan Leites Memorial Service, Parish Hall, St. Mark's Church, NYC

 

 

March 12 - FAMILIAL FETCHES' USUFRUCTUARY FOOTFALLS : Solo for Douglas Dunn. Sound Collage by Douglas Dunn: Mozart, Mahler, traditional song sung by John McCormack. Presented at Dixon Place, NYC

 

 

April 2 - FAMILIAL FETCHES' USUFRUCTUARY FOOTFALLS : Solo for Douglas Dunn. Sound Collage by Douglas Dunn: Mozart, Mahler, traditional song sung by John McCormack. Presented atMother, NYC, April 2, 1997. Includes phrase first danced for his mother's memorial service, 1991,

 

 

April 9 - FAMILIAL FETCHES' USUFRUCTUARY FOOTFALLS : Solo for Douglas Dunn. Sound Collage by Douglas Dunn: Mozart, Mahler, traditional song sung by John McCormack.  Performed at Edwin Denby Memorial Service, St. Mark's Church, NYC

 

April 28 - NYU presents the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble. Monday, April 28, 1997 NYU Frederick Loewe Theater. Dr. Esther Lamneck, dirctor. DD, choreographer.

 

 

June 13-15 - RIDDANCE : 12'. Sound collage by Jacob Burckhardt. Dancers: Janet Charleston, Grazia Della-Terza, Heather Dougherty, Douglas Dunn, Kari Richardson. Presented at Taipei Theater, NYC

 

June 20 – Grazia & DD NY to Zurich, 2 nights, to Brienz, 22-26, to Kanderstag, to Stresa, Lago Maggiore, to Pisa for NYU Summer Program. July 21 to NYC.

 

July 12 & 20 - NYU Summer Program in Pisa

New Music and Dance Ensemble, Performed on July 12 & 20 Location: Cortile della Sapienza, Pisa, Italy. DD teaches and performs.  Invited by Artistic Director: Esther Lamneck

 

 

August 13 - SPELL FOR OPENING THE MOUTH OF N : 75'. Collaboration with composer Joshua Fried. Dancers: Amy Baker, Janet Charleston, Derek Clifford, Georgia Corner, Grazia Della-Terza, Mark Drahozal, Douglas Dunn, Lennard Louisy, Edmund C. Melville, Kari Richardson. Singer/Actors: Hope Clark, Paula Cole, Dina Emerson, Lesley Farlow, Lisa Karrer, Gretchen Krich, Randolph Curtis Rand, Laurence Rawlins, Sheridan Roberts, Marlene Tholl, Susan Thompson, Jordana Toback, Claude Wampler. Text: Ruth Margraff. Design: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Presented at the Damrosh Park Bandshell under the auspices of Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, New York, NY.

 

 

September 8 - PYRRHIC PYROLA : 25’. Solo for Douglas Dunn. Sequence of bits from earlier work. Music by Joshua Fried, recorded bits from Spell. Performed at Talking Dancing Festival, Dansens Hus, Stockholm.

 

September 11 – Performance of Lazy Madge. Remake by DD working August 16 to September 11, using choreographic process of the original (1976/77). Presented at Talking Dancing Festival, Dansens Hus, Stockholm, Sweden.

 

 

September 20, 21: Two site-specific works for fifteen dances, first titled RIVEN at baseball filed at 8th Avenue & Leroy Street, NYC; The second titled FLINCH at Henoch Gallery in Soho. This piece had original music by Joshua Fried. This was part of the Downtown Arts Festival.

 

 

September 26 &27 - RIDDANCE : 12'. Sound collage by Jacob Burckhardt. Dancers: Janet Charleston, Grazia Della-Terza, Heather Dougherty, Douglas Dunn, Kari Richardson. Performed at New York University, NYC

 

September 30-October 3 WINDOW WORKS: an evolving performance/installation conceived and directed by Caterina Bartha in collaboration with others. Caterina and Douglas improvised in a store front window from noon to 1:00PM @ 135 W. 42nd NYC

 

November 17 – 8pm. Movement Research at Judson Church Presents: Meriwether Loofe. Choreographed and performed by the following: Amy Cox, Laura Staton, Douglas Dunn, David Alan Harris, Katherine Longstreth, Andrew Marcus, RoseAnne Spradlin, Kriota Willberg (with performers Bob Sikoryak and Roderick Murray).

 

December 7 - IFNY - 6th Annual Improvisation Festival of New York. Curated by Julie Carr and Sondra Loring. Sunday, December 7, 3pm DD and Danny Lepkoff at 92nd Street YWCA.

 

December 23 – DD & Grazia fly NYC to Eureka/Arcata

December 28 – Grazia flies Eureka to Bellingham, WA

 

 

1998

 

January 4 – Grazia Bellingham to NY

January 9 – DD Eureka to Orange County, CA

 

January 10-13 - DD attends ACDFA Orange Coast College.

 

January 14 – DD Orange County to NY

 

March 3,10,17,24 – DD leads Workshops at 92nd Street Y, NYC. Present at one or more: Caterina Bartha, Virginia Collins, Tina Desplazes, Tsofia Gal, Carolyn Gonzales, Sue Hogan, Patrick Hughes, Isadoraite, Eun Jung, Alice MacIntyre, Agamemnon Otero, Michiyo Sato, Melissa Sylvester, Scott Waldron, Nathan Whiting, & others (Tina, Grazia, Marie, Stephen, Evangelia, Terrence.

 

March 14 - American Museum of Craft - Cocca Mocca Excerpt - 5 on 5th.. TO DO

 

 

March 31 – Danspace at 541 event?

 

April 23-26 – Douglas flies to Charleston and back

 

April 30, May 1-3 - COCCA MOCCA : 60’. Dancers: Trio 1 - Douglas Dunn, Guadalupe Martinez, Le Minh Tam. Trio 2 - Brooke Davila, Monica Olsson, Michelle Olson. Trio 3 - Terrence Brown, Georgia Corner, Bill Hedberg. Trio 4 - Stefanie Bland, Janet Charleston, Edmund Melville. Walk-on - Grazia Della-Terza. Music: Bill Cole, Esther Lamneck, Warren Smith, & Gamelan Son of Lion: Sasha Bogdanowitsch, Darryhl Gregory, Lisa Karrer, David Simons. Set: Mimi Gross. Costumes: Charles Atlas. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Commissioned by Laurie Uprichard, Danspace Project/St Mark’s Church, NYC. Performed in the round at the Church.

 

 

May 4- NYU presents the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble. Monday, May 4, 1998 NYU Frederick Loewe Theater. Dr. Esther Lamneck, director; DD, choreographer; Karen Lykes, mezzo-soprano.

 

 

June 1-18 – DD teaches Technique Mondays through Thursdays at 541

 

June 26 - July 18 – NYU Summer Program in Pisa

New Music and Dance Ensemble, Performed on July 17, 1999. Location: Cortile della Sapienza, Pisa, Italy. DD teaches and performs.

Invited by Artistic Director: Esther Lamneck

 

 

 

August 17 – DD NYC to Reno

August 31 – DD Reno to Bellingham w/Grazia

September 15 – DD & Grazia Bellingham to NYC

 

September 18 – DD receives Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement

 

October 2&3 - THIGMOTAXIS : 12’. Dancers: Duo 1 - Alice MacIntyre & Nathan Whiting. Duo 2 - Grazia Della-Terza & Jared Wootan. Duo 3 - Michelle Olson & Douglas Dunn. Music: J.S. Bach, Partita no. 1 in B flat major, played by Maggie Cole, Virgin Classics Ltd. London. Presented at the Distinguished Faculty Dance Concert, Frederic Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th Street, NYC

 

October 12- DD consulting with Bonnie Brooks

October 25- DD consulting with Elizabeth Powers

 

November 26 – DD visits Bill Bakaitis with Steve Shaw, and returned to NY on the 29th

 

December 5 - KICK : 5’. Dancers: Marie Baker-Lee, Michelle Olson, Monica Olsson, Beth Simons. Music played live by Mark Dziuba. Presented at Dancers Responding to AIDS Benefit, St. Mark’s Church, NYC

 

December 13 – DD taught class for the Wellspring Project

December 18 – DD went to Arlington MA, and returned on 19th

 

 

 

1999

 

Benefits for Dancers Responding to Aids: Collaborative work with choreographer/dancer Ssra Rudner, musicians Lisa Karrer & Stella Chiu. One at Judson Church, NYC, another at SUNT Purchases. Dates unknown.

 

Feb 5 – DD auditing the Miami Ballet

 

Feb 7-11DD in Los Angeles consulting with Bonnie Brooks

Feb 11 - DD flies to San Francisco, sees San Francisco Ballet

 

Feb 16-28 – DD residence in Stockholm working on Lazy Madge with dancers of Cristina Caprioli?

 

April 21 - Untitled : 10’. Dancers: Wellspring Project - Lara Bujold, Georgia Corner, Maryse Jacobs, Gillian Lipton, Rachel Margolis, Joy McEwen, Jessica Moss, Beth Simons. Presented at Henoch Gallery, 80 Wooster Street, NYC

 

 

May 3 - NYU presents the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble. Monday, May 3, 1999, NYU Frederick Loewe Theater. Dr. Esther Lamneck, director; DD, choreographer.

 

 

 

May 13-16 - LAZY MADGE : 40’-53’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Petra Fredrikzon, Richard Gonzalez, Helena Hultgren, Ann Kallblad, Le Minh Tam, E. Christopher Melville, Maria Ohman, Michelle Olson, Monica Olsson, Beth Simons, David Woodberry. Costume consultant, Charles Atlas. Lighting Design: Carol Mullins. Presented by Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, NYC

 

 

June 4 - LAZY MADGE : 10’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Le Minh Tam, Monica Olson, Beth Simons. Music played live by Lisa Karrer and Stella Chiu. Presented at Dancer’s Responding to AIDS Benefit at PepsiCo Theater on SUNY campus, Purchase, NY

 

June 8 – DD & Grazia fly NYC to Reno

 

June 11 – Ethan and Karen fly from Charleston to Reno

June 19 – E & K return to Charleston, DD & G return to NY

 

June 26 - July 18 – DD in Pisa, Italy for NYU Summer Program Music & Dance NYU Summer Program in Pisa. New Music and Dance Ensemble. Location: Cortile della Sapienza, Pisa, Italy. DD teaches and performs.

Invited by Artistic Director: Esther Lamneck

 

 

August 4 – DD flies NYC to Bellingham

August 17 – DD flies Bellingham to NYC

 

September 25 - 100 WALKS 1 : 10’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn. Music played live by Lisa Karrer and David Simons. Presented at the Distinguished Faculty Dance Concert, Frederic Loewe Theater, NYC

 

 

November 2 - 100 WALKS 2 : 5’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza and Douglas Dunn. Performed for the Memorial Service of Rudy Burckhardt. Music performed by GDT (song & dulcimer) & DD (song & ukulele). Rubble Dance costumes by Mimi Gross. Presented at Grand Hall, Cooper Union, NYC

 

 

November 5-7 - TRISKELION : 16’. Dancers of The Wellspring Project: Julia Baumgarten, Jacques Burgering, Lara Bujold Clouden, Georgia Corner, Valerie Green, Bruce Jones, Gillian Lipton, Rachel Margolis, Joy McEwen, Jessica Moss, Beth Simons. Music: Lisa Karrer in collaboration with David Simons. Text: Sappho, arranged by L. Karrer. Lighting design: Robert Engstrom. Presented at The Theatre of the Riverside Church, NY

 

 

November 13 - 100 WALKS 3: 3’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza and Douglas Dunn. Performed for Food-for-Thought, curator, Mark Haim. Music performed on maracas by GDT & DD. Presented at Danspace Project/St. Marks Church, NYC

 

 

November 14 - 100 WALKS 4: 5’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza and Douglas Dunn. Performed for Mad Alex Arts Benefit (Elena Alexander, director). Music performed by GDT (song) & DD (ukulele w/song). Presented at The Construction Company, NYC

 

 

November 18-21 - BACKSCATTER : 8’. Dancers of the Washington Square Repertory Dance Company: Robin Conley, Christina DiMichele, Graceann Dorse, Elizabeth Douglas, Sarah Galender, Liz Harler, Mei Chian Lim, Missy Mitchell, Lynne Schlesinger, Patricio Suarez, Tom Sullivan, Cherise Taylor. Rehearsal assistant: Beth Simons. Presented at the New York University’s Frederick Loewe Theater, NYC

 

December 6 - NYU presents the NYU New Music and Dance Ensemble. Monday, December 6, 1999, NYU Frederick Loewe Theater. Dr. Esther Lamneck, director; DD, choreographer; Roger Hanna, Lighting; Chianan Yen, Sound; Stacie Baker, costume design; Kim Baker, movement director.

2000

 

January 1 - 100 WALKS 5: 4’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza & Douglas Dunn. Performed at The Poetry Project’s New Year’s 2000 Marathon Reading, St. Mark’s Church, NYC

 

 

January 2 - 100 WALKS 6: 4’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza & Douglas Dunn. Performed at Anneliese Widman’s Group New Year’s Celebration, at the Rosen’s apartment, 86th Street, NYC

 

 

April 13 & 14 - THE POOL, SIDE-EFFECTS, MAIN DRAG : At the invitation of John McLaughlin, DD made, on students of Sam Houston State College, fragments that were integrated into a street event titled Arrival Town. The overall work was arranged by John McLauglin, and included bits by a number of choreographers. The Pool is the third in a series of Performance Exhibits by DD that includes 101 (1974) and Performance Exhibit #2 (1980). Side-Effects consisted of phrases to be performed in the narrow alleys along the main street. Main Drag was a group section to be performed in an open space. Performed on Main Street in downtown Huntsville, Texas

 

 

April 15 - PANOLAR : 15’ Dancers: Tan Temel, Aysegul Guryuksel, Faruk Kurukaya, Maral Ceranoglu, Mihran Tomasyan, Ilke Kilic, Ismet Muftuoglu, Oktay Oy, Bedia Okur, Ipek Dolaner, Eray Dolaner, Eray Gitgel, Ceren Ozkara, Gozde Begecaslan, Didem Kartay. Performed at Anadolu University, Istanbul, Turkey

 

March 17- April 29 – Residency in Istanbul, at Mimar Sinan University invited by Sebnem Aksan; worked at Yildiz Teknik University under Geyvan McMillen. Evaluation Report below:

 

     Grazia Della-Terza and I were hired to travel to Istanbul to work at Mimar Sinan University and at Yildiz Technical University in their respective Dance Departments.  We were to teach Modern Dance classes in Technique, Composition & Improvisation, to introduce various forms of body therapy, and to make a dance for each group.

Through the two directors, Sebnem Aksan at Mimar Sinan, and Geyvan McMillan at Yildiz, had collaborated in choosing to invite us, they had not by the time of our arrival agreed on how to apportion our time.  Both wanted as much as they could have.  With the help of the Consulates’s May Ann Whitten as mediator, we worked out a schedule agreeable to all, and were able to offer both groups of students considerable exposure to our work.  The two programs depend to a great extent on guest teachers.  A longer stint in either or both of the departments would have been rewarding for all concerned.

Preparation for the trip was impeccably handled by Kathryn Wainscott.  She supplied all the information we needed, and gracefully.  Every aspect of the residency, travel, housing, logistics of working went as planned, no snags.  We lived in two different abodes (three weeks in one, three in the other) offered by the universities.  Both had minor inconveniences, but Sebnem and Geyvan were responsive to our request, as was Mary Ann Whitten and her staff at the Consulate.  And beyond solving minor problems, all three of these hosts set a high standard for hospitality.  They invited us into their homes, introduced us to other artists, took us to see sights, and helped us plan jaunts of our own.  We felt well taken care of, and had an enriching exchange with them and with those they led us to meet.

The dance made for Mimar Sinan, Panolar (Screens), was performed in Eskisehir during out stay.  The dance for Yildiz, Zirve (Peak), was given a studio showing at the end of our residency.  Both will be presented in Ankara in May.  These works provide an active memory of our presence, allowing students, faculty, and others who witness them, a means to carry their experience into the future.

The interaction was lively.  We anticipate maintaining contact with the directors and through them with their students.  Sebnem and Geyvan are true pioneers, of the kind that made Modern Dance flourish in the United States in the last century.  They have provided a spark in Istanbul.  If Modern Dance is to catch fire there, serious thinking and action about venues and about financial resources must take place. Otherwise, the students who will be graduating year to year will go elsewhere to dance, or will give up the pursuit. Our only regret, looking back, is not to have made formal contact with more of the art/dance scene in Istanbul.  Grazia and I carry in us thirty years of downtown New York dance history.  More communication before our trip, about various formats in which we might have presented what we have to offer, could have led to additional use of us as a resource.  We fulfilled, we think, the expectations of us as teacher/choreographer.  We would have liked also to engage directly all those artists, dancers and appreciators, who are interested in contemporary sensibilities.

Grazia and I feel abundantly enriched from our time in Istanbul, and are grateful to all those who made the experience possible.

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April 28 - ZIRVE : 13’30”Dancers: Ayrin Ozcan, Sernaz Demirel, Sanem Ozcan, Natalin Boz, Buket Deniz, Onur Topal, Didem Koban, Elif Surbahan, Senem Oluz, Burcak Senel, Pinar Ataer, Leyla Postalcioglu, Nurhan Nebioglu. Music: Server Acim. Performed at Yildiz Teknik Universitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

 

 

June 29- July 2 - THE COMMON GOOD : 55’. Dancers: Kate Cross, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Monica Olsson, Beth Simons, Waka Watanabe. Music: David Lindley, Steve Winwood, John McCormack, Server Acim, Righteous Brothers, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, George Frideric Handel, Buena Vista Social Club. Lights: Carol Mullins. Presented by Danspace Project at St. Marks Church, NYC

 

July – NYU Dance/music program in Pisa, Italy

 

October 2 - EXTRA SKIN : 30’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Alexander Gish, Alice MacIntyre, Jean Sebastien Sialleli, Beth Simons, Nathan Whiting, Christopher Williams. Music: Elliot Carter, Claude Goudimel, The Sundays. Presented by Movement Research at Judson Church, NYC

 

 

November 29-December 4 – Haverford College –Residency, Philadelphia?

 

November 30 - THE COMMON GOOD : 55’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Jennifer Howard, Monica Olsson, Beth Simons, Waka Watanabe. Music: David Lindley, Steve Winwood, John McCormack, Server Acim, Righteous Brothers, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, J.S. Bach, Domenico Scarlatti, George Frideric Handel, Buena Vista Social Club. Lights: Carol Mullins. Presented by Haverford College at the Founders Great Hall, Haverford, PA. Advice for Common Good is in Studio Gig files.

 

 

December 8 & 9 - RECIPROCAL INHIBITION : 20’. NYU Dancers: Tamayo Arai, Rachel Bernier, Tricia Gooley, Catherine Green, Jin-Young Lee, Heather Lenahan, Mei Chian Lim, Denise Murphy, Yayoi Suzuki. Company Dancers: Douglas Dunn and Beth Simons. Music: John Dowland. Choreographed for the New York University Department of Education, at the invitation of Miriam Berger, Chair. Performed at the Distinguished Faculty Concert, NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theater in NYC

 

 

December 16 - IN CELEBRATION : 5’. Dancer: Douglas Dunn. Music: Gamelan Son of Lion: Barbara Benary, David Demnitz, Dan Goode, Lisa Karrer. Performed at the Washington Square Church, NYC

 

 

 

2001

 

January 1 - 100 WALKS 7 : Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza & Douglas Dunn. Performed at The Poetry Project’s New Year’s 2001 Marathon Reading, St. Mark’s Church, NYC

 

 

January 31 – February 3: AEROBIA, excerpt: 15’. Dancers: Grazia Della-Terza & Douglas Dunn. Text: Jim Neu. Presented by The Kitchen, NYC, as part of Dean Moss’s Talking Dance.

 

 

April 30 - EVENT HORIZON IV, BACK TO REASON, A RIVER FROM THE WALLS, REFLETS/VITESSE (title not by DD) : Dancers: Dawn DiPasquale, Regina Felio, Tricia Gooley, Carol Johnson, Kristin Kessel, Missy Mitchell, Bonnie Platt, Douglas Dunn, Renata Celichowska. Choreographed for the New York University New Music & Dance Ensemble at the invitation of Esther Lamneck, Director. Performed at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theater, NYC

 

 

June 2 - AEROBIA : 20’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Jennifer Howard, Hope Mohr, Beth Simons, Dusan Týnek. Actor: Jim Neu. Text: Jim Neu. Music: Lenny Pickett. Costume: Mimi Gross. Performed at New York University’s Frederick Loewe Theater in NYC, as part of an American Dance Guild conference.

 

June 8 – AEROBIA, excerpts: showing at DD&D Studio. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Jennifer Howard, Hope Mohr, Beth Simons, Dusan Tynek. Actor: Jim Neu. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Music: Lenny Pickett.

 

June 26 – July 21: At the invitation of Esther Lamneck, DD leads dance component of New York University Summer Program in Pisa. Concert of short works as part of New Music &

Dance Ensemble, July 20. Alisa Blokhina on oboe.

 

July 23-27 – Workshop at the Omega Institute for Holistic Studies, with a showcase on July 26; DD meets Alison Granucci

 

August 11 – 19: DD at Alta. Shows NEVADA to family on croquet court.

 

August 30 - EVERYTHING MUST GO: 26’. Dancer: Douglas Dunn. Music: David Lindley, Steve Winwood, George Frederic Handel, Thoinot Arbeau, Gustav Mahler. At the invitation of Priit Raud, performed at Von Krahli Teatri in Tallinn, Estonia

 

****August 31 – September 23 – At the invitation of Marika Blossfeldt, DD leads dance component of workshop at Polli Talu Arsts Center, Estonia, with Carol Mullins, lighting, David Simons & Lisa Karrer, music. Twelve students, each from east of Estonia: Russia, Mongolia, Azerbaijan…

 

 

 

 

***October 5 – At the invitation of Renata Celichowska, DD at Judson church for dancing and panel based on Erick Hawkin’s question “What is the most beautiful dance?” DD didn’t dance. Others did, or presented work: Renata, Susan Cherniak Hyde, Valerie Green, Gloria McLean, Nancy Zendora.

 

November 5 - TRISKELION, EXCERPT: 17’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Gillian Lipton, Rachel Margolis, Joy McEwen, Beth Simons. Music: Cousin Jusse by Wimme & Tapani Rinne; Enrico Caruso singing L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra by Tosti & A Granada by Alvarez; Leontyne Price singing Vissi d-arte from Tosca by Giuseppe Verdi. Performed for the Movement Research’s Monday Night at Judson Church series; evening curated by Renata Celichowska.

 

 

November 15-18, 23-25 - AEROBIA: 55’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Jennifer Howard, Hope Mohr, Beth Simons, Christopher Williams. Actor: Jim Neu. Text: Jim Neu. Music: Lenny Pickett. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Set: Mimi Gross & Van Santvoord. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Performed at Performance Space 122, NYC

 

November 8, 2001 – February 3, 2002 – At the invitation of James Carroll, DD drawings on exhibit at Lehigh University Gallery, PA, as part of Dance On Paper.

 

 

December 10 - APPLE/DANTESCA/CATHARSIS: Dancers: Regina Felio, Kristin Kessel, Heather Lenahan, Missy Mitchell, Bonnie Platt, Douglas Dunn, Renata Celichowska. Choreographed for the New York University New Music & Dance Ensemble at the invitation of Esther Lamneck, Director. Performed at NYU’s Frederick Loewe Theater, NYC

 

 

 

2002

 

January 1 - Untitled: 2’. Dancer: Douglas Dunn. Music: Musiques des Montagnards - Central Vietnam, “Jorai”. The Poetry Project Benefit at St. Marks Church, NYC

 

January 25 - 27: At the invitation of Gina Gibney, DD panelist at Food for Thought/Cleveland, w/Donna Faye Burchfield & Kay Cummmings

 

February 16 - MUSCLE SHOALS, excerpt: Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Beth Simons, Christopher Williams. Mountain View Studio, Woodstock, NY, as part of week-long residency

 

February 19 - MUSCLE SHOALS: 20’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Beth Simons, Christopher Williams. Music: Steve Lacy. Performed as a work-in-progress at the Mountain View Studio in Woodstock on February 16 and at Bard College, NY

 

 

February 21 - DON’T CRY NOW, excerpts: Sections 2 & 3. Dancers from the Mo-Trans Dance Company: Christopher Gorney, Brian Plonsky, Kara Olson, Amy Ragsdale, Amy Sennett. Performed at the Northwest American College Dance Festival, Montana Theatre, UM Campus, Missoula, Montana

 

 

March 11 – MAY 4 - PULCINELLA: 38’. At the invitation of Brigitte Lefevre, Director, Paris Opera Ballet, re-staging of 1980 original, also for Paris Opera Ballet. Dancers: Laetitia Pujol, Lionel Delanoe, Céline Talon, Stéphane Phavorin, Gil Isoart, Benjamin Alexandre, Mirentchu Battut, Alexandre Carniato, Martin Chaix, Adrien Couvez, Kora Dayanova, Grégory Dominiak, Emilie Fouilloux, Jean-Christophe Guerri, Aurélien Houette, Lise-Marie Jourdain, Myriam Kamionka, Béatrice Martel, Christine Peltzer, Marie-Isabelle Peracchi, Ninon Raux, Cécile Sciaux, Simone Valastro, Gwenaelle Vauthier. Shows at the Palais Garnier. Preparation by DD, Beth Simons, Jean Guizerix, March 11 - May 4. Shows May 4,5,6,7,9,10,14,15,17,18,20,21, first on program followed by Balanchine’s Violin Concerto and Pina Bausch’s Le Sacre du Printemps.

 

****October 2 …?  DD around the world. Stockholm, St. Petersburg, Kiev (taught actors, made duet for …..), Bangkok (Elizabeth Powers; side trip to Angkor Wat), San Mateo (Evelyn, she falls down, dinner with Barbie, Penny & Bill), Grass Valley, NYC

 

November 22, 23 (two shows) - BALBOA, BILBAO, BALBUTIES: 9’.  New York University Distinguished Faculty Concert. Dancers: Jenny Brown, Elizabeth Doctors, Pat Dye, Marisa Impalli, Jin-Young Lee, Gila Lemont, Andrea Markus, Yara Sfeir, Josh Stein, JeongMi Wang, Steffanie White. Frederick Loewe Theater, NYU

 

 

 

2003

 

January 5 - TRISKELION : 16’. Revival of 1999 work. Dancers: The Wellspring Project: Julia Baumgarten, Georgia Corner, Valerie Green, Louis Kavouras, Gillian Lipton, Rachel Margolis, Joy McEwen, John Morris, Jessica Moss, Rod Rufo, Beth Simons. Music composed by Lisa Karrer in Collaboration with David Simons, played live by the two of them. At The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, NYC

 

February 21 - 25 – MUSCLE SHOALS: 60’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Miriam Hess, Sean Mueller, Beth Simons, Christopher Williams, Kindra Windish. Music, Steve Lacy, Framework, played live by Steve Lacy & Petja Kaufman. Costumes & live video: Charles Atlas. Lighting: Carol Mullins. Theatre de la Bastille, Paris. At the request of the theater administrationg and crew, one show was cancelled in order to show solidarity with those demonstrating against government cutbacks in unemployment insurance for arts workers.

 

April 3-6 – MUSCLE SHOALS: 60’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Miriam Hess, Sean Mueller, Beth Simons, Christopher Williams, Kindra Windish. Music, Steve Lacy’s Framework played live by Steve Lacy & Petja Kaufman. Costumes & live video: Charles Atlas. Lighting: Carol Mullins. At the invitation or Laurie Uprichard, Danspace Project, NYC.

 

June 30 - July 18 – AT the invitation of Esther Lamneck, DD leads dance component of New York University Summer Program in Genoa. July 18 - Various Short Works choreographed with the students for New Music and Dance Ensemble, presented at the Auditorium Montale, Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa, Italy. Dancers: Patricia Dye-Asanté, Valentina Farmome, Lisa Gutman, Aline Nari, Carolina Sbrillo, Christine Thomas, Christine Trotta, Micki Weiner.

 

August 28 – Untitled Improvisation: 70’. At the invitation of Alison Granucci, With poet Anne Waldman & musician Steve Gorn, the Main Hall, Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY.

 

September - December. DD teaches Open Structures at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development (with subs for time away).

 

October 12 - Improvisation: 12’. With dancers Nicolas Leichter & Eric Bradley, poets Brian Kim Stefans & Melissa Ragona, at TalkTalk WalkWalk Festival curated by Sally Silvers & Jen Abrams at the Bowery Poetry Club, NYC

 

October 26 – November 22: At the invitation of Louis Kavouras, Chair, DD in residence at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas, teaching & setting work on students.

 

November 20-22 - DOS VEGAS: 13’. At the invitation of Louis Kavouras, Chair of the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Dancers: Socorro Jones, Stella Kutz, Melissa Larrabee. Stephanie Naddoff, Petrina Olson, Lisa Quincy, Jewel Raquel, Kendra Seaward, Kristen Sholes, Siri Taylor. Lighting: Ben Elliot. Original score by Rylan Helmuth, played by Rylan Helmuth & Lauren Jackson. Presented at HFA Studio 111, UNLV

 

November 27 – DD flies Las Vegas to Sacramento

 

December 1 – DD flies Sacramento to Las Vegas

 

December 7 - 100 Walks 8: 4’. With Grazia Della-Terza, for marriage celebration of Anne Waldman & Ed Bowes, at Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, NYC. Music: David Simons, Setu Variations.

 

 

??? - LAMENT : 3’30. Solo by DD for Poetry Project January 1 Marathon at St. Mark’s Church. Text written and sung by DD. Costume by DD.

 

 

 

2004

 

January 1 - UNTITLED : 2’. Solo by DD for Poetry Project Marathon at St. Mark’s Church, NYC. Music: ?? Costume by DD.

 

March 4-7 - RELIEF :(1978: Revival 2004) 25’. At the invitation of Linda Smith, Repertory Dance Theater. Choreography: Douglas Dunn. Music: John Driscoll. Costumes: Marina Harris. Re-construction: Linda C. Smith. Lighting: Stephen Terry. Dancers: Angela Banchero-Kelleher, Nicholas Cendese, Chara Huckins, Thayer Jonutz, Josh Larson, Lynne Listing, Andrew Noble, Alissa Schirtzinger, Ching-ying Wang. Rose Wagner Performing Arts Center, Salt Lake City

 

May 7 - RV: Premier. 14’. Solo for Janet Charleston, commissioned by her. Music: John Dowland, Fernando Sor, Francois Couperin. At the Merce Cunningham Studio, as part of the Merce Cunningham Studio Faculty Concert.

 

May 15,16,29,30 & June 5,6,19,20 THE HIGGS FIELD : 60’– Outdoor dance for six. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Francis A. Stansky, Jessica Weiss, Kindra Windish, Christopher Williams, Ryuji Yamaguchi. At the Pinetum in Central Park, NYC. Two days in a row are expelled from my chosen, fenced-in space, end up just outside it. Un-oiled swings nearby make for good sound score. Squirrels and dogs abound. We dance the piece also 3 times on May 27 on Cannon Green, Princeton University, as part of Princeton Reunions, DD’s 40th. Donald Rumsfeld and his entourage stroll by, some of them laughing at or about us. A woman walks the long diagonal of the Green and almost into Christopher, whom she can see clearly enough. It is the seven-year cycle of the cicadas. The are high up in the tall trees that surround the Green, singing as loud as I’ve ever heard any of their species, and with two tones, a treble and a base. Very loud, Dramatic. Many die, too, and fall to the ground during the afternoon. The morning of May 27 DD on reunion panel led by Ze’eva Cohen, head of dance at Princeton. The subject, Artists on Making Art: The Creative Process. Other participants: Jeremiah Ford, ’54; Angie Day, ’94; Michael Dooma Wendschuh, ’99.

 

 

June - Poets Memorial for Steve Lacey at St. Mark’s Church.

Part One: Robert Creely, Ruth Lepson, Jim Koller, Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte, John Giorno, William Corbett, Anne Waldman, Michael Brownstein, Tom Raworth (audio piece) Part Two: Judith Melina, Suzan Frecon, Lee Friedlander, Irene Aebi, Jeremy Udden, George Lewis, Douglas Dunn, Juini Booth, Roswell Budd. Reception in Parish Hall following memorial. St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th Street, New York, NY 10003.

 

June 12 & 13 - TITHONUS : 25’. At the invitation of Sin Cha Hong, DD dances the solo on sandy outdoors “stage at Juksan International Arts Festival, South Korea, more than an hour outside Seoul. Audience sitting on incline looks over stage to hills in distance. Night falls as pieces progress. Millions of bugs attracted by the lights attend my piece, which takes place after nightfall. This gig made possible through Tal Streeter’s suggestion so Sin Cha. We travel together and room together. He presents daytime piece with lots of red ribbon. Clownish. He raves about my dance.

 

September - December. DD teaches Open Structures at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development.

 

October 10 - Untitled Improvisation: 6’. At the invitation of Sally Silvers & Jen Abrams. Solo open structure danced at The Bowery Poetry Club to poem read live by Carol Marakove. NYC

 

 

2005

 

February 7 - 28. DD Master in residence at the Atlantic Center for the Arts. Other Masters: William Gass & Larry Austin. Associates: Clarence Brooks, Jonah Bokaer, Nancy Garcia, Sari Nordman, Christine Zani. We gave two shows, one in the new building, concrete only, no ceiling, half walls here and there, in other words half built, DD wore pink, involved everyone from the three disciplines; another, open to public, in the theater at end of the three week.

 

 

May 26 - THE LIVING LIVES NOT AMONG THE DEAD. WHY SEEK IT THERE?: Premier. 60’. At the invitation of Laurie Uprichard, & at the suggestion of Bill Cole, at Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church. Music by Bill Cole, played live by THE UNTEMPERED ENSEMBLE, with dancing accompaniment directed by DOUGLAS DUNN. Title: Bill Cole. The Untempered Ensemble: Bill Cole, Atticus Cole, Cooper-Moore, Joe Daley, Sam Kininger, William Parker, Warren Smith. Dancers: Kelvin Cooper, Douglas Dunn, Susan French, Christopher Williams, Kindra Windish. Narrator: Patricia Smith. Words: Chief Fela Sowande. Costume Design: Mimi Gross. Costume Construction: Kate McDowell. Lighting: Carol Mullins.

 

September - December. DD teaches Open Structures at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development.

 

 

 

2006

 

****(Music) June 12,13,14,15,16,17 - BRISAS DEL CARIBE: Premier. 45’. Dancers: Lauren Albert, Douglas Dunn, Hye-Won Hwang, Kyung-Ja Lee, Hyen-Joo Su. Music: At DD&D Studio, 541 Broadway, NYC

 

 

June 17 - INTERIOR DEMOLITION: Premier. 12’. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Matt Sweeney. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Mixed program on “Food for Thought” at Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church

 

 

June 19,20,21,22,23,26,27,28,29 - MULTIPLE UNDO: Premier. 45’. At the invitation of Nolini Barretto of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Sari Nordman, Liz Filbrun, Jessica Martineau, Matt Sweeney, Jessica Weiss, Kindra Windish. At Elevated Acre, 55 Water Street, NYC. Shows coincident with Elke Rindfleisch’s Other Distortions.

 

July 3 - 23 - At the invitation of Esther Lamneck, DD leads dance component of New York University Summer Program in Genoa. July 23 - Various Short Works choreographed with the students for New Music and Dance Ensemble, presented at the Auditorium Montale, Teatro Carlo Felice, Genoa

 

 

July 26 - August 4 – DD in Athens working with Dmitra Poulos.

 

August 19 At the invitation of Aviva Davidson & Joann Haigood, DD&D makes in one week & shows GLASS SEA as part of Breaking Ground: A Dance Charrette, in the courtyard of Fort Jay on Governors Island, NYC. Dancers: Benjamin Asriel, Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Jessica Martineau, Paul Singh.

 

September - December. DD teaches Open Structures at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development.

 

 

 

October 11 - TANKS UNDER TREES: Premier. 60’. Title & text by Anne Waldman, & at her invitation for DD to participate. Gig at the invitation of Karen L. Farber, Managing Director of Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts. This was the baptismal event for the new facility. Music: Max Dyer & Charry playing live. Douglas taught classes two days in advance as audition, chose four students, (Mechelle Fleming, Catalina Gutierrez, Rachel Hodos, Rebecca Rennie) gave them instructions for the show, in which he also danced.

 

 

2007

 

March 3 - DD teaches Master Class with at DD&D studio for Kim Gibilisco’s students from Shenandoah University.

 

April 13 - ZORN’S LEMMA, excerpt. At the invitation of Renata Celichowska. 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center Fridays @ Noon. After showing DD taught workshop.

 

****April 18,19,20,21 - ZORN’S LEMMA: Premier. 25’. At the invitation of Tere O’Connor. Mixed program as part if the “Nothing Festival” at Dance Theater Workshop, NYC. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Alexis Maxwell, Paul Singh, Gisela Quinteros, Christopher Williams. Music composed & played live by Marina Rosenfeld. Costumes: Mini Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins. 

 

May 16 - June 1 - At the invitation of Esther Lamneck, DD leads dance component of New York University Summer Program at La Pietra, Florence. Show in the Limonaia on narrow stage with railings because rain prevented setting up larger platform in the garden. DD visits Anita Piemonti in Pisa for a few days, to NY June 4.   

 

June 29, Friday- DD&D hosts CEC ArtsLink evening for Russian dancers/choreographers Ivan Estegneev, Vitaly Glukhov, Konstantin Grouss, Irina Ivleva. Organized by Maria Pyshkina. Event for four Russian Choreographers at Studio. Program: Douglas Dunn & Liz Filbrun danced shovel section made for DD & Dimitra Poulos; Christopher Williams danced Dylan from Peepstone; Paul Singh danced Kim from Peepstone; DD danced Mom.

 

 

September - December. DD teaches Open Structures at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development.

 

 

November 8,9,10,11 - NOTHING FURTHER: At the invitation of Michelle Audet, Executive Director of Dance New Amsterdam. A collage of early 70s work plus revival of Coquina (1979). The collage, 55’, includes material from One Thing Leads to Another (1971), duo concert with Sara Rudner; Co-Incidents (1971), duo concert with David Gordon; Time Out (1973), first DDD solo concert; Four for Nothing (1974); Part I Part II (1975), duo concert with David Woodberry. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Jean Freebury, Beau Hancock, Paul Singh, Christopher Williams. Lighting: Amanda Ringger. At Dance New Amsterdam, NYC.

 

 

 

November, Baltic Tour, TITHONUS

Nov 14, NYC Tallinn

Helsinki Ulla Koivisto

St. Petersburg

Venice

Granada

 

 

Dec 9 Granada to NY

 

 

 

2008

 

January 1 - DD dances at Poetry Project Benefit at St. Mark’s Church.

 

****)dates)Ron & George….

 

**** (date) DD Chevalier

 

February 24 - March 1 - At the invitation of Claudia Moor & Tom Brouillette, DD working in Toronto. February 24, live radio interview at CIUT. February 25, interview with Susan…    of the Toronto Star. February 26: teaches Master Class at York University. February 28: teaches Master Class at Toronto Dance Theater. February 28, 29, March 1, shows TITHONUS on mixed program as part of Older & Reckless at Dancemakers & the Centre for Creation, Distillery District, 55 Mil Street, Buildingj 74, Studio 313.

 

March 17 - 21 - At the invitation of George Sampson & Rose Pasquerello Beauchamp, DD in residence at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. March 17: screening of Secret of the Waterfall plus discussion at Lyn Rushton Warren’s Les Yeux de Monde Galler, Kate Nesbitt attends. March 18: DD guest in Dance History Class; DD addresses George Sampson’s Arts Administration Class, “Lofts as artistic communities, Soho, Grand Union; DD dances TITHONUS at Play On! Theater. March 19, DD teaches technique university technique & composition classes, & Master Class at Music Resource Center. March 20, lunch with William Dunn.

 

March 21 - DD Cahrlottesville to Charleston, visits Ethan & family, to NY March 26.

 

 

 

**** (dates) New York University Distinguished Faculty Concert. PULCINELLA, excerpt (Quintet). Dancers: Judy Kurjan, Bernadette Malpaya, Lynn Schlesinger, La Teesa Joy Walker, Katie Workhum

 

**** (dates) dancers) August…. - INFORMATIONS: 30’. Outdoor piece shown on the lawn at Elevated Acre, 55 Water Street, NYC. Produced by DD&D. Dancers: Benjamin Asriel, Kira Blazek, Allison Cave, Rebecca Chaleff, Robbie Cook, Hope Davis, Douglas Dunn, Heather Favretto, Liz Filbrun, Jordan Kriston, Brian Lawson, Ariel Lembeck, Jennifer Levy, Amber Morgan, Sari Nordman, Jerome Stigler, Juliana Tilbury, Alice Sunderland, Matt Sweeney, Justin…, Jessica Weiss

 

August 23 - At the invitation of Joan Arnold and Jim Paul, INFORMATIONS shown on the ball field in Ancram, NY. Afterwards, indoors, sections of Sky Eye & Pulcinella, with Grazia Della-Terza as one of the couples in the Debussy, plus a duo made for the occasion. 

 

September - December. DD teaches Open Structures at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development.

 

September 8 - October 17 - DD teaches Audition Classes, MWF.

 

 

October 23-? – DD visits Ethan & family in Winston-Salem, NC

 

 

2009

 

January 1 - DD dances at Poetry Project Benefit at St. Mark’s Church.

 

February 25,26,28, March 1 – At the invitation of Renata Celichowska, as part of the 92 Street Y’ Harkness Dance Festival, at the Ailey Citicorp Theater, NYC. PULCINELLA (1980): 38’. Restaged with the help of Kira Blazek; Ailey Citigroup Theater; Dancers: Reid Bartelme, Kira Blazek, Allison Cave, Rebecca Chaleff, Hope Davis, Marielis Garcia, Liz Filbrun, Jean Freebury, Jordan Kriston Brian Lawson, Paul Singh, Juliana Tilbury, Jerome Stigler, Alex Stoll, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward, Christopher Williams. Music: Igor Stavinsky. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins. DD, Paul & Christopher, danced during overture, with shadow screen by Mimi. then boss in man?: Premier. 33’. Dancers: Kira Blazek, Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Jean Freebury, Paul Singh, Christopher Williams. Music, played live by Tali Roth: J.S. Bach, Chaconne, arranged by Tali Roth); Agustin Barrios Mangoré, Una Limosna por el Amor de Dios; Astor Piazzolla, Libertango; Isaac Albeniz, Granada. Costumes and design, including choice of exposing upstage mirror: Charles Atlas. Lighting: Charles Atlas & Carol Mullins.

 

 

April 19 to 27 – At the invitation of Leigh Dillard, DD in residence at ?. DD and Leigh perform REDOWA on program of mostly Leigh’s work. This dip, with role for Kira added, became the opening section of THEN BOSS IN MAN?

 

***May?? Salon Event - Showing of Entanglement by Ed Bowes.

 

 

May 29 – CLEAVE, excerpt (Trio): 10’. At the invitation of Nicky Paraiso. Dancers: Hope Davis, Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun Music: J.S. Bach. The Club at LaMama.  Part of “LaMama Moves! Dance Festival: The Cunningham Generation”

 

June 3-6 – DD & Jim Paul attend Dance USA Conference, Houston, Texas

 

June 6-10 – DD & GDT visit Ethan & family in Winston Salem, NC.

 

September - December. DD teaches Open Structures at New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, & Human Development.

 

 

October 1,2,3 – SKY EYE (1989): 60’. At the invitation of Judy Hussie-Taylor. At Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, NYC. Dancers: Kira Blazek, Paul Singh, Liz Filbrun, Jean Freebury, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward, Christopher Williams. Resetting of original with help of Kira Blazek. Music: See 1989. Original Costumes: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins. DD dances as background during the following sections: Capes, Dumb, Phrase, Drums.

 

October 8,9,10 – CLEAVE: 60’. Premier: At the invitation of Judy Hussie-Taylor. At Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church, NYC. Dancers: Kira Blazek, Hope Davis, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Jordan Kriston, Brian Lawson, Paul Singh, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward, Christopher Williams. Music: J.S. Bach. Textg: DD; Seneca; Martial. Costumes: Mimi Gross. Lighting: Carol Mullins 

 

October 11 – CLEAVE, excerpt (Trio): 10’. At the invitation of Renata Celichowska, participation in the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance “Marathon 75.” At 92Y Buttenwieser Hall, NYC. Dancers: Hope Davis, Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun. Music: J.S. Bach. Costumes: Mimi Gross.

 

November 1 - At the invitation of Nicky Paraiso, CLEAVE, excerpt (Diagonal): 5’. Dancers: All but Brian Lawson (see Oct 8. As part of the Celebration for Ellen Stewart & LaMama, at the LaMama Annex, NYC.

 

November 17 - At the invitation of Gina Gibney, as part of the “Sorry I Missed Your Show” series, a screening of CLEAVE, with Grazia Della-Terza & DD dancing live their duo in the Diagonal Section, at the same time that it was appearing on the screen, at the Gina Gibney Studio, NYC.

 

December 3 - Salon: John Ashbery’s Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror, arranged and directed by Jim Paul. Readers: Joan Arnold, Andrea Barnet, Jan Hanvik, James Occhino, Jim Paul, Annie Walwyn-Jones. Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, NYC

 

December 4 – DIVISION OF PERTURBATIONS: Premier. 10’. At the invitation of Charles Atlas & Lucy Sexton. As part of Movement Research “Fall Festival.” Dancers: Kira Blazek, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Paul Singh, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward. Text: from Robert Burton, “The Anatomy of Melancholy.” Music: Selections from The Smithsonian Institute Folkways Cassette Series. Costumes: Dancers choice edited by DD. At Danspace Project/St. Mark’s Church.

 

 

December 13 - Salon: DD&D hosts party for Jim Paul as he leaves the company. Dancing: solo by Sari Nordman; solo by Timothy Emmett Lee Ward; improvisation with Kira Blazek, Jordan Kriston & others.

 

 

2010

 

January 1 - DD dances at Poetry Project Benefit at St. Mark’s Church.

 

February 24 – DD’s NYU Class dances in Double Reed Faculty Concert presented by the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professionals at Frederick Loewe Theater. DD participates, standing and sitting, slowly removing unlikely objects from cardboard box.

 

March 19 - VAIN COMBAT - In front of St. Mark’s Church, corner of East 10th St & 2nd Ave. 7:30pm Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Tony Bordonaro, Paul Singh, Dani Vialpando.

 

March 23 - VAIN COMBAT - Spring & Lafayette & Centre St. Soho NYC. Dancers: Jake Szczypek, Paul Singh, JinJu Song-Begin, Emily Pope-Blackman, Dani Vialpando, Josh Palmer, Jules Bakshi, Jordan Kriston, Robbie Cook. 

 

March 25 - VAIN COMBAT - Spring & Lafayette corner in Soho Manhattan. Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Paul Singh, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jules Bakshi, Robbie Cook, Dani Vialpando, Jake Szczypek, Josh Palmer.

 

April 7 - VAIN COMBAT - 6th Ave & Prince St in Soho, NYC. Dancers: Emily Pope-Blackman, Jordan Kriston, JingJu Song-Begin, Dani Vialpando, Josh Palmer, Jake Szczypek, Robbie Cook, Paul Singh.

 

April 23 - VAIN COMBAT - Outside of St.Mark’s Church. Dancers: Jordan Kriston, Jake Szczypek, Dani Vialpando, Jules Bakshi, Tony Bordonaro, JinJu Song-Begin

 

May 6,7,13,14 – BURIDAN’S ASS: Salon of Dance by Douglas Dunn – at DD&D studio, NYC. Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Kira Blazek, Tony Bordonaro, Raquel Calvalcanti, Robbie Cook, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Christine Elmo, Liz Filbrun, Jee Yun Hong, Jordan Kriston, Joshua Palmer, Emily Pope-Blackman, Maira Duarte Quiroga, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Adelheid, B. Strelick, Jake Szczpek, Dani Vialpando. A mix of Vain Combat bis in silence, with pieces from the past, plus new trio for Liz, Grazia & Douglas, Il Pleut sur la Route.

 

June 11 - VAIN COMBAT - as part of “Figment” on Governor’s Island. Tony Bordonaro, Paul Singh, Jake Szczypek, Jordan Kriston, Jules Bakshi, Kira Blazek. 30 minute score by dancers. First run in middle of Parade Grounds field, no audience. Next two runs on sloping asphalt at ferry landing, those in line for return ferry watching, and all those arriving passing through and around the dancing.

 

June 12 - VAIN COMBAT - as part of Figment on Governor’s Island. Jules Bakshi & Tony Bordonaro. Order of bits by dancers. Jules writes: “Hi Douglas, I think the performances went really well, although halfway through our first run, security stopped us because they believed we would get trampled by spectators. I kept dancing until the president of Governors Island came and politely asked us to move. Tony and I were incensed, but we relocated and ran the whole score twice more full through, towards the back of the line for the ferry. We took a short break in between runs, so its possible we just missed you! My friends and family got some great footage and photos, which I will post to the Vain Combat youtube page.

 

June 13 - CYTHERA - as part of Figment on Governor’s Island. Gabriella Hiatt & DD in semi-open structure using four trees on Parade Grounds as frame. Light rain. Matthew of the Figment staff stands with umbrella to watch first of two runs of the fifteen-minute piece, then interprets to us what he saw with appreciation and curiosity.

 

July 22 - NARROW ANGLE - A special event at P.P.O.W. Gallery at 511 West 25th Street, NYC 10001 on Thursday, July 22nd, 6-8 pm. Group show titled “Young Curators, New Ideas III” Dates of show: July 22 - August 20, 2010. Gabriella Hiatt curates works by Jan Tichy along side an opening night performance by Douglas Dunn. Dancers Kira Blazek, Liz Filbrun & Emily Pope-Blackman, wearing white gauze outfits, mix with the opening’s crowd. Quote from P.P.O.W. Press Release: “…Dunn will mediate the imperceptible spaces between air and matter throughout the gallery, calling attention to the juncture of the seen and the seen through.”

 

 

September 18 to 25 – At the invitation of Jane Hawley, DD residency at Luther College, Decorah, IA; DD invents solo Zephyr for her; on September 25 we show the piece with live piano by Jessica Paul; also on program, Nevada, Mom, Shovel & Harlem, the last by Jane. (September 18: Jane Hawley picks me up, we drive to Decorah, Luther College, lively talking, her two marriages, Tony, then four boys by ?, now divorced & with Guy, African American Studies at Luther; her teaching “no style,” Renee, Empty Reel, Luther her alma mater, they begged her to be here.)

 

September 26 to October 10 – DD staying alone to take care of Romeo and Tiger at sister Susan’s house in Grass Valley CA while she travels to Australia. DD works on new section of Vain Combat in living room, and prepares texts for Cue Art Foundation, where he is curating Elizabeth Winton, and for upcoming presentation of Dance Magazine Award to Deborah Jowitt.

 

October 12 - THE SNAKE in Washington Square Park. Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Emily Bock, Cherie Burnett, Marie Zvosec, Jake Szczypek, Raquel Cavalcanti, Tony Bordonaro

 

October 17 - THE SNAKE in Styvesant Park, Manhattan. Dancers: Kevin Fay, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Cherie Burnett, Raquel Calvalcanti, Maira Duarte, Marie Zvosec 

 

November 1 – DD, wearing Edwin Denby’s shoes, presents Dance Magazine Award to Deborah Jowitt at Ailey Citigroup Theater

 

November 6 - VAIN COMBAT - In front of the Joyce Theater, dancers: Kira Blazek, Tony Bordonaro, Emily Pope-Blackman, JinJu Song-Begin, Paul Singh, Emily Bock, Tim Ward, Jake Szczypek, Jules Bakshi.

 

November 16 - THE SNAKE - Times Square, dancers: Kevin Fay, Dana Thomas, Emily Bock, Esme Boyce, JinJu Song-Begin

 

November 17 - THE SNAKE - Chelsea Market, dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Rayvawn Johnson, Kevin Fay, Esme Boyce, Luke Murphy

 

November 19 - THE SNAKE - Washington Square Park, Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Tony Bordonaro, Rayvawn Johnson, Dana Thomas, John Zurek, Marie Zvosec

 

2010

 

January 1 - DD dances at Poetry Project Benefit at St. Mark’s Church.

 

February 24 – DD’s NYU Class dances in Double Reed Faculty Concert presented by the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professionals at Frederick Loewe Theater. DD participates, standing and sitting, slowly removing unlikely objects from cardboard box.

 

March 19 - VAIN COMBAT - In front of St. Mark’s Church, corner of East 10th St & 2nd Ave. 7:30pm Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Tony Bordonaro, Paul Singh, Dani Vialpando.

 

March 23 - VAIN COMBAT - Spring & Lafayette & Centre St. Soho NYC. Dancers: Jake Szczypek, Paul Singh, JinJu Song-Begin, Emily Pope-Blackman, Dani Vialpando, Josh Palmer, Jules Bakshi, Jordan Kriston, Robbie Cook. 

 

March 25 - VAIN COMBAT - Spring & Lafayette corner in Soho Manhattan. Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Paul Singh, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jules Bakshi, Robbie Cook, Dani Vialpando, Jake Szczypek, Josh Palmer.

 

April 7 - VAIN COMBAT - 6th Ave & Prince St in Soho, NYC. Dancers: Emily Pope-Blackman, Jordan Kriston, JingJu Song-Begin, Dani Vialpando, Josh Palmer, Jake Szczypek, Robbie Cook, Paul Singh.

 

April 23 - VAIN COMBAT - Outside of St.Mark’s Church. Dancers: Jordan Kriston, Jake Szczypek, Dani Vialpando, Jules Bakshi, Tony Bordonaro, JinJu Song-Begin

 

May 6,7,13,14 – BURIDAN’S ASS: Salon of Dance by Douglas Dunn – at DD&D studio, NYC. Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Kira Blazek, Tony Bordonaro, Raquel Calvalcanti, Robbie Cook, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Christine Elmo, Liz Filbrun, Jee Yun Hong, Jordan Kriston, Joshua Palmer, Emily Pope-Blackman, Maira Duarte Quiroga, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Adelheid, B. Strelick, Jake Szczpek, Dani Vialpando. A mix of Vain Combat bis in silence, with pieces from the past, plus new trio for Liz, Grazia & Douglas, Il Pleut sur la Route.

 

June 11 - VAIN COMBAT - as part of “Figment” on Governor’s Island. Tony Bordonaro, Paul Singh, Jake Szczypek, Jordan Kriston, Jules Bakshi, Kira Blazek. 30 minute score by dancers. First run in middle of Parade Grounds field, no audience. Next two runs on sloping asphalt at ferry landing, those in line for return ferry watching, and all those arriving passing through and around the dancing.

 

June 12 - VAIN COMBAT - as part of Figment on Governor’s Island. Jules Bakshi & Tony Bordonaro. Order of bits by dancers. Jules writes: “Hi Douglas, I think the performances went really well, although halfway through our first run, security stopped us because they believed we would get trampled by spectators. I kept dancing until the president of Governors Island came and politely asked us to move. Tony and I were incensed, but we relocated and ran the whole score twice more full through, towards the back of the line for the ferry. We took a short break in between runs, so its possible we just missed you! My friends and family got some great footage and photos, which I will post to the Vain Combat youtube page.

 

June 13 - CYTHERA - as part of Figment on Governor’s Island. Gabriella Hiatt & DD in semi-open structure using four trees on Parade Grounds as frame. Light rain. Matthew of the Figment staff stands with umbrella to watch first of two runs of the fifteen-minute piece, then interprets to us what he saw with appreciation and curiosity.

 

July 22 - NARROW ANGLE - A special event at P.P.O.W. Gallery at 511 West 25th Street, NYC 10001 on Thursday, July 22nd, 6-8 pm. Group show titled “Young Curators, New Ideas III” Dates of show: July 22 - August 20, 2010. Gabriella Hiatt curates works by Jan Tichy along side an opening night performance by Douglas Dunn. Dancers Kira Blazek, Liz Filbrun & Emily Pope-Blackman, wearing white gauze outfits, mix with the opening’s crowd. Quote from P.P.O.W. Press Release: “…Dunn will mediate the imperceptible spaces between air and matter throughout the gallery, calling attention to the juncture of the seen and the seen through.”

 

 

September 18 to 25 – At the invitation of Jane Hawley, DD residency at Luther College, Decorah, IA; DD invents solo Zephyr for her; on September 25 we show the piece with live piano by Jessica Paul; also on program, Nevada, Mom, Shovel & Harlem, the last by Jane. (September 18: Jane Hawley picks me up, we drive to Decorah, Luther College, lively talking, her two marriages, Tony, then four boys by ?, now divorced & with Guy, African American Studies at Luther; her teaching “no style,” Renee, Empty Reel, Luther her alma mater, they begged her to be here.)

 

September 26 to October 10 – DD staying alone to take care of Romeo and Tiger at sister Susan’s house in Grass Valley CA while she travels to Australia. DD works on new section of Vain Combat in living room, and prepares texts for Cue Art Foundation, where he is curating Elizabeth Winton, and for upcoming presentation of Dance Magazine Award to Deborah Jowitt.

 

October 12 - THE SNAKE in Washington Square Park. Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Emily Bock, Cherie Burnett, Marie Zvosec, Jake Szczypek, Raquel Cavalcanti, Tony Bordonaro

 

October 17 - THE SNAKE in Styvesant Park, Manhattan. Dancers: Kevin Fay, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Cherie Burnett, Raquel Calvalcanti, Maira Duarte, Marie Zvosec 

 

November 1 – DD, wearing Edwin Denby’s shoes, presents Dance Magazine Award to Deborah Jowitt at Ailey Citigroup Theater

 

November 6 - VAIN COMBAT - In front of the Joyce Theater, dancers: Kira Blazek, Tony Bordonaro, Emily Pope-Blackman, JinJu Song-Begin, Paul Singh, Emily Bock, Tim Ward, Jake Szczypek, Jules Bakshi.

 

November 16 - THE SNAKE - Times Square, dancers: Kevin Fay, Dana Thomas, Emily Bock, Esme Boyce, JinJu Song-Begin

 

November 17 - THE SNAKE - Chelsea Market, dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Rayvawn Johnson, Kevin Fay, Esme Boyce, Luke Murphy

 

November 19 - THE SNAKE - Washington Square Park, Dancers: JinJu Song-Begin, Tony Bordonaro, Rayvawn Johnson, Dana Thomas, John Zurek, Marie Zvosec

 

 

2011

 

January 1 - DD dances at Poetry Project Benefit at St. Mark’s Church to first two minutes of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture, wielding two sword-like pieces of metal, one in each hand, Mimi Gross’s painted bird attached to his right arm.

  

January 27 - DD attends, as curator, opening for painter Elizabeth Winton at Cue Art Foundation, 511 West 25th Street, NYC.

 

January 28 - DD&D premier of SING SONG on mixed program, three readers and a musician, at Picasso Machinery, a Salon run by Pete Simonelli and Evan Rehill, 45 Broadway, Brooklyn. Dancers: Tony Bordonaro, DD, Gabriella Hiatt, Paul Singh. Music: Scelsi, Satie, Carter. 10’.

 

January/February/March - At the invitation of Renata Celichowska, Director of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center, & of Ryan Corriston, Artistic Director of the Harkness Repertory Ensemble, DD works ten sessions with the HRE dancers as they develop for the first time their own dance.

 

February 6 - At the invitation of Sarah Skaggs, DD moderates discussion following her showing at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center.

 

February 18, 19, 20 - Tom Brouillette Salon hosted by DD&D in Studio.

 

February 24 - DD performs, one of many, in The Horse’s Mouth, a special version kicking off the American Dance Guild Festival at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center. His successive partners were Gloria McLean & Betsy Fisher.

 

February 27 - DD’s ZEPHYR shown at American Dance Guild’s Festival at Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, danced by Gabriella Hiatt.

 

March 31 - April 2 - BURIDAN’S ASS produced by Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, dancers: Grazia Della-Terza, Kira Blazek, Christopher Williams, Emily Pope-Blackman, JinJu Song-Begin, Dani Vialpando, Storme Sundberg, Adelheid B. Strelick, Jake Szczypek, Jee Yun Hong, Joshua Palmer, Jules Bakshi, Maira Duarte Quiroga, Raquel Cavalcanti, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward, Tony Bordonaro, Emily Bock, Esmé Boyce, Kevin Fay, John Zurek, Rei Akazawa, Marie Zvosec, Heather Favretto, Giulia Carotenuto, Cherie Burnett, Dana Thomas, Rayvawn Johnson, Douglas Dunn; Lighting: Carol Mullins


April 29, 30 – STUDIO SALONCyborg on the Zattere: A Poundatorio by Anne Waldman and Steven Taylor

Personnel: Ambrose Bye, audio, sound effects; Nathan Davis, percussion; Grazia Della-Terza, dance, vocals; Douglas Dunn, choreography, dance, vocals; Marty Ehrlich, reeds; Alaina Ferris, vocals; Virginia Kaycoff, vocals; Ha-Yang Kim, cello, toy piano; Jonathan Miller, vocals; Jim Paul, management, projection; Pat Steir, waterfall paintings; Steven Taylor, composer, guitar, vocals; Anne Waldman, librettist, vocals; Holly Weiss, vocals. The short duo danced by GDT/DD was set to a chance manipulation by Steven Taylor of Satie’s Vexations.

May 16 to 20 – At the invitation of Trish Lent and Mary Lisa Burns, DD leads SPACECRAFT a workshop in choreography at the Merce Cunningham Studio. DD’s blurb:

“You can’t teach somebody how to really dance,” says Salinger’s Holden Caulfield. True? Definitely the case when it comes to composition. I don’t presume to teach a way, or ways, to make dances: the mandate of the modern anti-tradition is not the Chinese ideal for painters of close imitation of the master. Rather, in the spirit of breakaway invention, we will share the experience of putting things together and of seeing, having begun one way or another, what happens. We won’t worry about where material comes from, but will certainly do our best to agitate the sources. Then, looking at what appears, and cultivating all points of the rational/intuitive spectrum, we will decide if we want to change it. Elements that inevitably present themselves for consideration: shape—rhythm—tempo— space—demeanor. But we won't avoid any other matters you might also want to consider.”

Students: Carmen Cáceres, Rachel Burn, Laura Cossa, Irene van Zeeland, Alessia Della Casa, Catriona Lovie, Julieta Alicata, Kiyoko Kashiwagi, Philip Foster.

 

 

May 14 – VAIN COMBAT on sidewalk of Spring Street in front of handball courts; Dancers: Kira Blazek, Jules Bakshi, Josh Palmer, Tim Ward.

 

May 25 – VAIN COMBAT: Emily Pope-Blackman, Emily Bock, Tim Ward, Tony Bordonaro, Jules Bakshi; DD letter to Ethan: “Last evening Vain Combat was realized on the wide sidewalk on the north side of Houston between Mercer & Green, against the long high mustard-color brick wall of the south end of NYU's gym. The lowering sun cast long shadows. Folks, many and diverse, were obliged to walk around—or right through—the dancing. I observed the usual mix, the range from indifferent, through mild interest, to making-fun-of, to stand-to-watch, from a distance. I no longer even vicariously do the moves, feel quite apart, watch those watching almost as much as those dancing.”

 

May 26 – VAIN COMBAT in open space on south side of arch at Washington Square Park; dancers: Tim Ward, Tony Bordonaro, Emily Bock, Emily Pope-Blackman.

 

June 2 – Grazia Della-Terza & DD attend Advanced Teen Dance Concert at 92nd Street Y. On the program is UPSTARTS, the piece with bits by the students arranged by DD & Emily Pope-Blackman. Music: Bulgarian Folk Music. Dancers: Lilly Barany, Janae Barrett, Talia Bornstein, Sarah Botero, Allison Costa, Elise Felber,

Ariana Ginsberg, Emma King, May Makki, Danielle Mullen, Aneyn O’Grady. (Mindy Toro out sick)

 

June 10 – THE SNAKE at Battery Park City north; Giulia Carotenuto, Esmé Boyce, Marie Zvosec, Kevin Fay, John Zurek

 

June 14 - VAIN COMBAT for ten minutes in overpass walkway near Battery Park City, kicked out, then nearby in space in front of Regal Cinema; Tim Ward, Emily Bock, Jake Szczypek, Jules Bakshi, Tony Bordonaro, Kira Blazek; challenged here, too; DD sitting again wall with bags; building guard comes over, says it’s private property, (Goldman Sachs), no sitting allowed; DD stands up, guard goes away, gets cop involved; big handsome middle aged cop makes friendly conversation with DD, How much longer, etc.; then, Ahat it? Modern Dane, etc. sympathetic

 

June 20 – THE SNAKE at Bryant Park; John Zurek, Maira Duarte, Marie Zvosek

 

June 21 – VAIN COMBAT at Madison Square Park in sunny spot next to temporary sculpture of huge white elongated head, the many people there to relax on the grass paying, to DD’s surprise, extended attention; Tony Bordonaro, Emily Bock, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jules Bakshi

 

June 21 – THE SNAKE at Christopher St. Pier; Maira Duarte, John Zurek, Marie Zvosek, Rayvawn Johnson, Kevin Fay, Dana Thomas, Heather Favretto

June 22 – THE SNAKE at Riverside Park; Kevin Fay, Heather Favretto, John Zurek, Dana Thomas, Maira Duarte, Marie Zvosec

 

June 24 – VAIN COMBAT, on Wall Street near Stock Exchange, just down the street from the building with lots of steps and a statue; Tim Ward, Kira Blazek, Jake Szczypek, Tony Bordonaro

 

June 29 – VAIN COMBAT at Columbus Circle; Emily Pope-Blackman, Emily Bock, Tony Bordonaro, Dani Vialpando, Jules Bakshi, Tim Ward

 

July 12 – VAIN COMBAT on The Highline at about 15th Street; Jake Szczypek, Tim Ward, Dani Vialpando, JinJu Song-Begin, Tony Bordonaro; guard walked through, said just don’t block the path completely, but walked on unperturbed; Dani’s high school friend Hannah watched bags with DD; two or three-year old was attentive & active, his extended family giving him lots of freedom to move about, said he is already studying dance, they thanked us for the show

 

July 13 – THE SNAKE at Battery Park; Cherie Burnett, Kevin Fay, Esmé Boyce, Dana Thomas, John Zurek.

 

 

July 13 – VAIN COMBAT at Prince & Mulberry; Tim Ward, Dani Vialpando, Emily Bock, Tony Bordonaro; caught in squall; Tim writes: “Oh yes it started raining on us as we were transitioning to the final Section at which point we agreed to disperse, no sooner had we dispersed than the skies really opened up at which point we all began running back to 541. I had the keys and have the longest legs so I kept running wind and rain in my face jumping over boxes flying in the wind. I made it back before getting completely drenched. The other three got stuck at a light and were so soaked they decided to do the final Dying Solo material in the pouring rain, not sure where exactly as they did it without coming back for me.”

 

July 19 – VAIN COMBAT – Bryant Park; Tim Ward, Emily Pope-Blackman, Dani Vialpando, Tony Bordonaro, Jake Szczypek, Jules Bakshi

 

 

July 20 – THE SNAKE, Hudson River Park at Pier 62;

Esmé Boyce, Kevin Fay, Dana Thomas, John Zurek, Rayvawn Johnson, Marie Zvosec

 

***??? Asked July 27, 2011)July 20 –VAIN COMBAT – Lafayette &  Spring; Tony Bordonaro, Tim Ward, Emily Bock, Dani Vialpando

 

 

July 26 – VAIN COMBAT, at Washington Square Park; Tim Ward, Jake Szczypek, Jules Bakshi, Emily Bock, Emily Pope-Blackman, Tony Bordona

ro, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Dani Vialpando; Diane Frank & I were to meet at the park, I know knowing the group was going there; Diane and I saw the piece together

 

July 27 - VAIN COMBAT, at The North Cove, Battery Park City; Dani Vialpando, Emily Pope-Blackman,

Emily Bock, Tony Bordonaro, Tim Ward, Jules Bakshi

 

July 27 – THE SNAKE, at Tompkins Square Park; Jin Ju Song-Begin, Kevin Fay, Dana Thomas, Rei Akazawa, John Zurek

 

August 2 – VAIN COMBAT, The Highline at 15th Street; Jaek Szczypek, Emily Bock, Tony Bordonaro, Jules Bakshi

 

August 3 – VAIN COMBAT,  Spring & Lafayette; Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Dani Vialpando, Tony Bordonaro, Tim Ward

 

August 9 – THE SNAKE, Chelsea Market & The Highline; John Zurek, Rei Akazawa, Jin Ju Song-Begin,

Esmé Boyce, Dana Thomas. After the first run, in the market, a guard said we were not permitted to dance there without a permit. On The Highline a guard stopped the line after only a few minutes. She asked the dancers if a choreographer was present. They hesitated (I was out of sight), then Dana said no. The guard said that a lawsuit has led to new rules. There is not performing allowed without permit in Central Park below 86th St., in Union Square, on The Highline, and in Battery Park.

 

August 13 – VAIN COMBAT, in front of Joyce Theater as audience gathering for show by ODC; Tim Ward, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Tony Bordonaro, Dani Vialpando, Jake Szczypek

 

August 20 - THE SNAKE, in front of St. Mark’s Church.

 

September 15 – THE SNAKE, outside the west windows of the World Financial Center; Esmé Boyce, Marie Zvosec, Kevin Fay, John Zurek, Rei Akazawa, Maira Duarte, Jin Ju Song-Begin

 

September 26 –THE SNAKE, Columbia University; Rei Akazawa, Rayvawn Johnson, JinJu Song-Begin, Maira Duarte, Esmé Boyce, Marie Zvosec

 

September 28, 29, October 3 – at the invitation of Adelheid B. Strelick, DD teaches, one each day, three of her classes at Adelphi College, one Workshop, two History

 

September 30 – THE SNAKE, Brooklyn Bridge Park Pier 6; JinJu Song-Begin, Maira Duarte, Rei Akazawa, Esmé Boyce, Marie Zvosec.

 

October 14 – Sally Silvers charges DD, Jane Comfort & Lizzie Olesker, with organizing Peggy Gould, Darrin Wright, K.J. Holmes, Claire Porter, Veraalba Santa & Robert Maynard, over twenty-five minutes, into a performance to be presented immediately during the following five. At the new location of Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY.

 

October 16 – THE SNAKE & VAIN COMBAT, as part of LaMama’s 50th Anniversary Celebration, on East 4th Street between Bowery and 2nd Avenue; Vain Combat: Christopher Williams, Dani Vialpando, Emily Bock, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jake Szczypek, JinJu Song-Begin, Jules Bakshi, Kira Blazek, Paul Singh, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward, Tony Bordonaro; The Snake: Cherie Burnett, Dana Thomas, Esmé Boyce, Giulia Carotenuto, John Zurek, Kevin Fay, Maira Duarte, Marie Zvosec, Raquel Cavalcanti, Rayvawn Johnson, Rei Akazawa; DD also performed Can-goat, crawling on back & forth on the street wearing a goat mask, a gray jumpsuit with video tape streamers & Irish Oatmeal cans attached, also a ten-foot tail of the cans. 

 

October 21 – DD curates Danspace Evening “Food for Thought” at St. Mark’s Church in Manhattan; calls it THE QUEST FOR EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION; pieces presented by Kira Blazek, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, & Mindy Toro.

 

November 5 – SALON - Susan Dibble; 7 Polished Hearts; Dancers, Barbara Allen, Merry Conway, Grazia Della-Terza, Susan Dibble, Reilly Hadden, Sarah Hickler, Cecil MacKinnon, Rebecca Perrin; costume design, Anna-Alisa Belous;  two performances; DD&D Studio


November 6 – VAIN COMBAT, across Broadway from Zuccotti Park/Occupy Wall Street; Tim Ward, Jules Bakshi, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jake Szczypek, Emily Bock, Dani Vialpando

 

November 13 - VAIN COMBAT, across Broadway from Zuccotti Park/Occupy Wall Street; Tim Ward, Jules Bakshi, Emily Pope-Blackman, Dani Vialpando

 

 

2012

 

January 1 - DD dances excerpt from CASSATIONS, to Quanto é bella at Poetry Project Benefit

 

January 7 –SALON - APAP Showings, same work at 12, 2 & 4; DD shows newly made sections of CASSATIONS, duo with Christopher Williams, Quintet with Liz Filbrun, Kira Blazek, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Emily Pope-Blackman, Gabriella Hiatt; also showing work, Jean Butler, Sarah Skaggs, Christopher Williams; DD&D Studio

 

February 5 - SALON - Open Rehearsal of four sections of the developing CASSATIONS, 1 PM; DD solo from Poetry Project Benefit; Quintet from APAP, Liz Filbrun, Kira Blazek, JinJu Song-Begin, Emily Pope-Blackman, Gabriella Hiatt; duo DD/Christopher Williams; Quintet for upcoming Picasso Machinery, DD, Emily Bock, Liz Filbrun, Emily Pope-Blackman, JinJu Song-Begin, Dani Vialpando; DD&D Studio

 

February 10 - DD&D shows excerpt of CASSATIONS at Picasso Machinery, a Salon run by Pete Simonelli and Evan Rehill, 45 Broadway, Brooklyn. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Emily Bock, Liz Filburn, Emily Pope-Blackman, JinJu Song-Begin, Dani Vialpando. Music: Handel, Calm my soul

 

April14 & 15 - CLASH; premier on NYU Steinhardt Distinguished Faculty Concert, at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts; Dancers: Leah Antonellis, Gabrielle Brigida, Ya-ting Chi, Maira Duarte, Jee Yun Hong, Juyeun Lee, Chrissie Leong, Melania Fernández Porras, Rachel Scott; Music: “Laudate Dominum,” W.A. Mozart, sung by Cecilia Bartoli;  “Fuego a la Jicotea, “ Marvin Santiago

 

April 21 - STUDIO SALON - Salon Rudy; at the Douglas Dunn Studio, 541 Broadway, 8 PM; produced by Douglas Dunn & Dancers/Rio Grande Union, Inc. in collaboration with Yvonne Jacquette, Jacob Burckhardt, Tom Burckhardt, & Tibor de Nagy Gallery, as launch of 3-DVD set of Rudy’s films; Talking Pictures by Simon Pettet & Rudy was also on sale; films shown: Julie, Inside Dope, Night Fantasies, 145 W 21, Eastside Summer, The Automotive Story, Central Park in the Dark.

 

May 4 - At the invitation of Mark DeGarmo, under auspices of Mark DeGarmo & Dancers/Dynamic Forms, at the Flamboyán Theater, Clemente Soto Vélz Cultural & Educational Center, NYC, DD presents Lifetime Achievement Award in Dance to Marie Baker-Lee.

 

May 7 - At the invitation of Esther Lamneck, Artistic Director of NYU New Music Ensemble, DD, as Special Guest Artist, dances at Frederick Loewe Theater during Musica per un Incantesimo by Alfonso Belfiore.

 

May 19 - Open Rehearsals of CASSATIONS at DD&D Studio, 1 PM & 3 PM; Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Kira Blazek, Emily Bock, Tony Bordonaro, Grazia Della-Terza, Liz Filbrun, Gabriella Hiatt, Gwyneth Jones, Christopher Williams, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward; Costumes & Décor, Mimi Gross; Music: various recorded, mostly opera arias.

 

September 6 & 7 - At the invitation of Elaine Summers, DD dances her “Windows in the Kitchen” as part of the American Dance Guild Performance Festival 2012, at the Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York City, with Jon Gibson on flute.

 

September 21 - VAIN COMBAT at north end of park at Houston & Christie; Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Tony Bordonaro, Emily Pope-Blackman, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward

 

September 26 - VAIN COMBAT at park at Lafayette & Spring; Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Emily Pope-Blackman, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Dani Vialpando, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward

 

December 9 – STUDIO SALON – DD curates Christopher Williams (Hen’s Teeth, excerpt), Jin Ju Song-Begin (Wall), Kira Blazek PEP RALLY), Paul Singh (Debt), Jules Bakshi (Aminals)

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2013

 

 

 

 

DD teaching MWF morning technique, ongoing

 

February 7-9 – CASSATIONS – Danspace Project, St. Mark’s Church. Choreography: Douglas Dunn, Dancers: Miguel Anaya, Kira Blazek, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Liz Filbrun, Gabriella Hiatt, Gwyneth Joes, Kihwa Kim (Thursday & Friday) Emily Pope-Blackman, Jin Ju Song-Begin (Saturday), Jake Szczpek, Timother Emmett Lee Ward, Christopher Williams. Design: Mimi Gross Lighting: Kathy Kaufmann Mangement of DD&D: Jules Bakshi Music by Section: 1) Cassation in G Major, K. 63, Anadate, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 2) “Quanto e bella,” from L’elisir d’amore by Gaitano Donizetti, sung by Guiseppe di Stefano 3) “Casta Diva,” from Norma by Vincenzo Bellini, sung by Maria Callas 4) “Ombra mai fu,” from Serse by Geore Fredrick Handel, sung by Cecilia Bartoli 5) “Amara Servitu,” from Muzio scevola, by Francesco Cavalli, sung by Glenda Simpson 6) “Calm thou my soul,” from Alexander Balus by George Frederick Handel, sung by Renee Fleming 7) Two-Part Invention, by J.S. Bach, played by Glenn Gould 8) “Core ‘ngrato,” by Cardillo-Cordiferro, sung by Enrico Caruso 9) “Mari Stanko,” Traditional Bulgarian, sung by Ellen Santaniello

10) a) “Pastoral” by George Bizet, sung by Nellie Melba

b) “Soit paien,” by Georges Hue, sung by Nellie Melba c) “Sleep,” by George Frederick Handel, sung by John McCormack d) “Ombra mai fu,” from Serse by George Frederick Handel, sung by Renee Fleming 11) Sonata in E major, K380, by Domenico Scarlatti, played by Maggie Cole 12) “No me quiere tu gente,” Terremoto de Jerez 13) “Introit et Kyrie,” from Requiem by Gabriel Faure, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields 14) “Nuages,” by Claude Debussy 15) “Bailero,” from Songs of the Auvergne by Joseph Cantaloube, sung by Netania Davrath.

Evening runs approximately 90 minutes with a 10 minute intermission.

 

February 23 - At the invitation of Judy Hussie-Taylor, DD participates in Day of Dance at Bryn Mawr College, speaking and showing as part of John Cage Event “How to Get Started”

 

March 19 - At the invitation of Bonnie Marranca, DD offers “performance/demo” at Wollman Hall, Eugene Lang College, The New School, NYC; simultaneously, Nick Bakshi reads from Dancer Out of Sight, video mix plays, DD makes duo on Jin Ju Song-Begin & Jules Bakshi; then we show the duo phrase by itself; then Q&A

 

April 5 - At the invitation of Catherine Tharin, DD on panel for Fridays at Noon at the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Program regarding Merce Cunningham

 

April 7 - May 4, at the instigation of Julie Martin, DD&D at Rauschenberg Residency on Captiva, with Anne Waldman, Steven Taylor, Charles Atlas, Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Kira Blazek, Paul Singh, Grazia Della-Terza; Mimi Gross visits on her own for a few days

 

April 19, 20, 21 - COMME SI… shows as part of NYU Faculty Concerts, Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th Street, NYC; Dancers: Ako Ando, Ian Colless, Kihwa Kim; Music: Part I: Section from Sonata a mandolino e basso continuo by Domenico Scarlatti. Part II: Ciaconna per la lettera B by Giovanni Battisti Vitali. Part III: Toccata per B quadro by Francesco Maria Bassano; Janet Charleston assists DD & takes over while DD at Captiva

 

May 31 - at the invitation of Christopher Williams, expanded version of COMME SI... shows on mixed bill with Williams and Jordan Isadore at 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Center on the series Fridays at Noon. Dancers: DD, Jules Bakshi, Gabriella Hiatt, Emily Pope-Blackman, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Timothy Emmett Lee Ward; Music: I) Section from Sonata a mandolino e basso continuo by Domenico Scarlatti; II) Ciaconna per la lettera B by Giovanni Battisti Vitali; III) Toccata per B quadro by Francesco Maria Bassano; IV) Air tendre from Second Concert by François Couperin; V) Rigaudon from Fourth Concert by François Couperin; VI) Echos from Second Concert by François Couperin

 

Jun 15 - at the instigation of Alison Granucci, DD&D show Talk about Movement! at the Byrdcliffe Theater as part of the Byrdcliffe Festival of the Arts in Woodstock, NY; Dancers: DD, Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju Song-Begin; Video by DD & Glen Fogel; Live Reading from DD’s Dancer Out of Sight by Nick Bakshi; Music: Section from Sonata a mandolino e basso continuo by Domenico Scarlatti (Comme si… #1); Sailor’s Song sung live by Steven Taylor; Ballet (recorded) by Steven Taylor; Worm Music, live by Steven Taylor; Echos from Second Concert by

François Couperin (Comme si… #6); See the Silver Moon, lullaby played on guitar by Steven Taylor as line exit

 

July 11 - At the invitation of Chris Rauschenberg, for the opening of the Rauschenberg Foundation Gallery at 455 West 19th Street in Manhattan, DD&D presents NARROW ANGLE with Jules Bakshi, Gabriella Hiatt, Emily Pope-Blackman; DD shows CORNER from TIME OUT (1972)

 

September 16 – At the invitation of Steven Hall, Steven Taylor sings Sailor Song & DD dances at The Parish Hall,

St. Mark’s Church, NYC, in benefit for poet Bernadette Mayer

 

September thru December – DD Teaches at New York University. December 2 – DD & his students dance as part of Esther Lamneck’s New Music Ensemble concert at Frederick Loewe Theater

 

July thru December – DD teaches technique ad DD&D Studio MWF mornings

 

December 5 and 7th – Rio Grande Union, Inc. presents Salon Ed Bowes. Grisaille (2013) and Spitting Glass (1989-91) two films by Ed Bowes.

 

2014

 

January 1 – DD dances at Poetry Project Benefit, St. Mark’s Church, Steven Taylor guitar and voice

 

January 24 - Feb 1 (6 shows) - At the invitation of Jedediah Wheeler, AUBADE is commissioned by Peak Performances, Montclair State University. World Premiere at Montclair State University, Alexander Kasser Theater.

Artistic Director and Choreographer: Douglas Dunn

Lighting, Costumes and Video: Charles Atlas

Composer and Musical Director: Steven Taylor

Text: Anne Waldman Company Manager and Production Coordinator: Jules Bakshi

Rehearsal Director: Janet Charleston

Production Manager: Natalie Glick

Assistant Lighting Designer: Laure Parrish

Video Consultants: Glen Fogel, Joshua Thorson

Costume Fabrication: Joy Havens, David Quinn

Company dancers: Alexandra Berger, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Emily Pope-Blackman, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Timothy Ward, Christopher Williams

Montclair State Dancers: Julianne Cullen, Jake Deibert, Kylie Levine, Genna Mergola, Crystal Rodriguez, Mark Willis

Musicians: Steven Taylor (Vocals, Guitars, Harmonium), Jerome Begin (Piano, Computer), Ha-Yang Kim(Cello), Cleek Schrey (Fiddle)

Duration: 1 hour, no intermission

 

 

March 6 - At the invitation of Matt Sullivan, DD dances to Benjamin Britten’s Pan, oboe solo, played by NYU undergrad Elyse Barna, as part of Generation 2014, an evening of collaborative music presented by NYU Double Reed Faculty and Students, at Frederick Loewe Theater, NYU, NYC

 

DD continues MWF morning technique class, January

February March April

 

March 27 – At the invitation of Jacob Burckhardt we enact a Performance Demo at the studio for his students in class of “Four Dimensions,” with open invitation to others. The format is similar to the event at the New School last year, and identical to the event at Woodstock. DD makes phrase on Jin Ju Song-Begin & Jules Bakshi, while video shows, & Paul Singh reads from Dancer Out of Sight. Then JJ & JB dance excerpt from Comme si… (last section). Then DD dances to Steven Taylor singing sailor song & playing harmonium. Q&A. Yvonne Rainer present.

 

April 11 & 12 – Salon Jacob Burckhardt at the Douglas Dunn Studio. Jacob shows Marten’s Bar, 5’, with a Sonnet by Edwin Denby, & It Don’t Pay To Be An Honest Citizen, 78’.

 

April 25, 26, 27 – NEAR MISS: 15’. At the invitation of Barbara Bashaw, DD & Janet Charleston work with students of Rutgers University each Friday of Spring Semester (most rehearsals at DD&D studio) culminating in three performances on mixed program at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater of the Mason Gross Performing Arts Center at Rutgers. Dancers: Caitlyn Barrows, Brittany Cohen, Emily Funicello, Kara Hestevold, Victoria Hughes, Daniel Levi-Sanchez, Raena Smith, Madeline Warriner, Mark Willis (graduate of Montclair State, performed in Aubade), N’Talia Wilson. (Janet replaced the injured Victoria in all three shows.) Musicians: Bill Cole, didgeridoo & wooden flute; Lisette Santiago, percussion. Lighting: Jacqueline Reid

 

May 4, 2014 – At the invitation of Noemi Solomon, DD participates as panelist in Dancing is Talking / Talking is Dancing: Conversations in Contemporary Choreography. Other panelists: Ryan Kelly, Jennifer Lacey, Claire Bishop.

At MoMA PS1, Queens NY

 

 

June 13 – Salon: Douglas Dunn Curates Choreographers.

Friday, June 13 at 8pm. “Sakya Witches” Choreographed by Jules Bakshi. Performers: Jules Bakshi, Emily, Giovine, Lulu Soni; Music by Joshua Reuben Lewis. (13 minutes). “Does Not Disappear…” Choreographed by Jin Ju Song-Begin. Performers: Giulia Carotenuto and Jin Ju Song-Begin. Music: Byungki Hwang. (10 minutes).  “MERTSEGER” Choreographed and performed by: Kira Blazek. Music: Aaron Robinson. (8 minutes).  “Tomorrow Queen” Choreographed by Paul Singh, Performers: Paul Singh and Caitlin Scranton. Music: Paul Singh. (15 minutes). “Janet” Choreographed by Christopher Williams, Performers: Janet Charleston, Jason Collins, Maximillian-Cappelli-King, Zachary Denison, Robert Maynard and Jake Szczypek. Music: Stephan Micus Costumes: Ciera Wells. (10 minutes)

 

June 14 & 15 - Salon: Douglas Dunn Curates Choreographers. Saturday and Sunday, June 14th and 15th at 8pm. “Sakya Witches” Choreographed by Jules Bakshi. Performers: Jules Bakshi, Emily, Giovine, Lulu Soni; Music by Joshua Reuben Lewis. (13 minutes). “Neverend” Choreograhy and Performed by Jin Ju Song-Begin. Music: Jerome Begin. Poem: Hide and Seek by Douglas Dunn. (17 minutes). “Tomorrow Queen” Choreographed by Paul Singh, Performers: Paul Singh and Caitlin Scranton. Music: Paul Singh. (15 minutes). “MERTSEGER” Choreographed and performed by: Kira Blazek. Music: Aaron Robinson. (8 minutes). “Janet” Choreographed by Christopher Williams, Performers: Janet Charleston, Jason Collins, Maximillian-Cappelli-King, Zachary Denison, Robert Maynard and Jake Szczypek. Music: Stephan Micus Costumes: Ciera Wells. (10 minutes)

 

June 22 - 29 - Naropa University, Boulder, Colorado.

Summer Writing Program, Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics. Douglas Dunn: Writing While Dancing

 

July 30 – NEAR MISS At the invitation of Barbara Bashaw, Rutgers, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Masson Gross Summer Series, Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater. Part I: 15’, Choreography: Douglas Dunn; Music: Bill Cole & Lisette Santiago; Performers: Jules Bakshi, Caitlyn Barrows, Brittany Cohen, Emily Funicello, Kara Hestevold, Daniel Levi-Sanchez, Crystal Rodriquez, Yara Travieso, Mark Willis, N’Talia Wilson. Part II: 30’, Douglas Dunn & Dancers, Choreography: Douglas Dunn Music: Bach Cello Suites performed by Ha-Yang Kim. Performers: Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Douglas Dunn, Emily Pope-Blackman, Paul Singh, Jake Szczpek, Timothy Ward.

 

August 18 -  VAIN COMBAT at Astor Place. Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Tim Ward, Jin Ju and Paul Singh

August 20 -   VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette. Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Tim Ward, Jin Ju and Paul Singh

August 25 – 31 VAIN COMBAT At the invitation of Gianni Jetzer and Chris Sharp, DD&D participates in Le Mouvement: Performing the City, a festival in Biel, Switzerland. Douglas and company members Jules Bakshi, Paul Singh and Jin Ju Song-Begin train local dancers to fill out the cast for Vain Combat. The dance is then shown three times a day over four days on the streets of Biel. Three different half-hours scores are used. Local dancers: Angela Stoecklin, Cosima Grand, Dominique Misterli-Terzi, Klara Morhain, Reut Nahum, Margaux Monetti, Filippo Armati, Silena Bertolino, and Jessica Haener.

September 22 - VAIN COMBAT in front of The Smoke Joint in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. Dancers: Tim Ward, Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju, Emily Block, and Tony Bordonaro.

September 24 - VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette. Dancers: Tim Ward, Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju, Emily Block, and Tony Bordonaro.

September 26 - VAIN COMBAT at 9th Street and 6th Avenue. Dancers:  Tim Ward, Jin Ju, Emily Block, Emily Pope-Blackman

September 29 - VAIN COMBAT at Union Square. Dancers:  Tim Ward, Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju, Emily Block, Emily Pope-Blackman

September 30 - VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette. Dancers: Tim Ward, Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju, Emily Block, Emily Pope-Blackman.

October 18 – SALON James Klosty; Book Launch for his new book titled John Cage Was; Musicians: Cleek Schrey, fiddle; Ivan Goff, uilleann pipes; Judith Berkson, pump organ; Dancers, dancing Narrow Angle: Jules Bakshi, Jin Ju Song-Begin, and Yara Travieso; October 19th Birthdays of DD & Alison Granucci also noted with cakes, & they dance together for two minutes to music.

October 24 - VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette. Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Tony Bordonaro, Emily Block, Emily Pope-Blackman and Douglas Dunn (DD in costume).

October 29 -VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette.

October 30 -VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette.

November 1 & 2 - At the invitation of Claudia Moore, assisted by Natasha Powell of Dance Umbrella, DD & Steven Taylor lead workshop, Music & Dance: Friends or Enemies?, at Dancemakers Centre for Creation, 9 Trinity Street, Toronto ON, both days 11AM - 4PM; participants: Musicians: Adele Armin, Pierre Mongeon, Laurel MacDonald; Dancers: Amanda Davis, Jennifer Dick, Emma Letki, Sara Porter, Brenda Rundle, Megan English; Claudia Moore participated on Sunday; workshop organized, as are the Older & Reckless shows, by Dance Umbrella of Ontario, Natasha Powell, facilitator

 

November 3 - At the invitation of Pat Fraser, DD & Steven Taylor lead Workshop at Toronto Dance Theater, 80 Winchester Street, Toronto; Pat Fraser the facilitator; 2:15 - 4:15; 55 students in studio theater

 

November 5 - At the invitation of Carol Anderson DD leads Colloquium, 1 - 2:15, & Workshop, 2:30 - 4, at York University, Toronto; Carol Anderson, facilitator; first session, DD shows Secret of the Waterfall

 

November 6 to 9 - At the invitation of Claudia Moore, DD & Steven Taylor present five shows of another iteration, 15', of Near Miss as part of Older & Reckless, at Berkeley Street Theater, 26 Berkeley Street, Toronto ON; for DD's required intro he recites "My dancing making fun..." paragraph from I'm Dancing; then dancing "ugly/ambivalent," then Shovel, then Aidos Trio Phrase, & on as necessary to fill ST's 12-minute score; shovel provided by Claudia Moore. For more on the program: http://moonhorsedance.com/older_and_reckless_season_2014_2015.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 4 -VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette.

November 5 -VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette.

November 6 -VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette.

November 7 -VAIN COMBAT at Petrosino Square, at the intersection of Spring St & Lafayette.

 

November 16 – At the invitation of Sylvère Lotringer, DD & Steven Taylor show 10-minute version of Near Miss in the tent at MoMA PS1 as part of The Return of Schizo-Culture; includes Shovel Dance.

 

December 1 - At the invitation of Music Professor Esther Lamneck, DD and nine out of thirteen of the students in his Fall Semester New York University Improv Class dance in three pieces of the NYU New Music Ensemble evening entitled "Florence to New York Project 2014," presented by NYU's Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, in the Frederick Loewe Theatre, 35 West Fourth Street, NYC. Dancers: DD, Tanja Andersson-Lidberg, Tal Aronson, Sarah Dahlin Klein, Etsuko Hamada, Ida Linner, Linda Lundqvist, Maria Malanga, Danielle Anne Staropoli, Maria Kristina Wennberg, Kimberly Yancheson.

 

December 4 & 6 – DD being honored with Lifetime Achievement Award, DD&D show yet another version of Near Miss as part of American Dance Guild Performance Festival at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, NYC. Dancers: DD, Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Emily Pope-Blackman, Paul Singh, Jake Szczypek, Timothy Ward. DD in cardboard “penguin” with WWI helmet, desultory plaintive vocalization; EPB solo to aria “Je ne sais quelle ardeur” from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro sung by Leïla Ben Sédira; Aidos Men’s Trio; Aidos Sextet, DD entering near end in hat and top of Pulcinella costume.

 

December 11 – Salon: Myth of Modern Dance screening at 541 Broadway, NYC on Thursday, December 11 at 7pm a screening of The Myth of Modern Dance, a video collaboration by Douglas Dunn & Charles Atlas. Followed by discussion. Wine and refreshments served. NYU Improve Dance students in attendance.

 

 

2015

 

January 9 – Salon AIDOS Preview at 541 Broadway at 8pm.

Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Jules Bakshi, Alexandrea Berger, Jessica Martineau, Emily Pope-Blackman, Paul Singh, JinJu Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Timothy Ward.

The Sections performed as follows: Quartet – Suite 1, Allemande – Jules, Alexandrea, Emily, Jake. Trio – Suite 1, Sarabande – Douglas, Paul, Timothy. Arm Circles w/ Duo – Suite 4, Prelude – All but DD. Duo continues – Suite 5, Sarabande – Jessica, JinJu. Crossing Duo- Suite 6, Sarabande – Jules, Timothy. Sextet – Suite 6, Allemande – All. Audio: CD Bach Cello Suites recording by Guido Schiefen. For this preview dancers wore rehearsal clothing.

 

 

February 11, 12, 13, 14 & 15 – AIDOS – 70’ - BAM Fisher, Brooklyn, NY; 6 performances. Choreography: Douglas Dunn; Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Jessica Martineau, Emily Pope-Blackman, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Timothy Ward; Musician: Ha-Yang Kim; Music: J.S. Bach; Costume and Set Piece Design: Andrew Jordan; Costume Construction: Quinndustry; Lighting Design: Carol Mullins; Company Manager & Production Coordinator: Jules Bakshi; Assistant Company Manager: Janet Charleston; Production Stage Manager/Assistant Lighting Designer: Larren Parrish; Assistant Stage Manager: Rachel Jacquin; Company Rehearsal Assistant: Grazia Della-Terza. Sections for Aidos from Cello Suites by Johann Sebastian Bach, performed by Ha-Yang Kim in the following order: Suite 2, Sarabande; Suite 4 Sarabande; Suite 1 Sarabande; Suite 1, Allemande; Suite 6, Sarabande, Suite 6, Allemande; Suite 4, Prelude; Suite 5, Sarabande; Suite 1 Menuett; Suite 1, Prelude; Suite 3, Sarabande; Suite 2, Courante. 

 

February 28; 6-10 pm; Elaine Summers Memorial, “Absence & Presence” at Judson Memorial Church, New York, NY. Douglas Dunn performs live with Jon Gibson on flute to Elaine Summers film titled “Windows in the Kitchen” from 1977.

 

March 14 & 15 - Salon, 541 Broadway, NYC

"Jaguar Harmonics" - a collaborative performance featuring Anne Waldman; Musicians: Daniel Carter, Ha-Yang Kim, Devin Brahja Waldman, Ambrose Bye, Michael Bisio; Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn; Images by Kiki Smith.

 

March 22 - At the invitation of Sally Silvers, DD appears in cameo role improvising briefly with Sally in her evening length company piece “Actual Size Plus," part of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival, March 20-22. Choreography/Direction: Sally Silvers; Sound Design & Text: Bruce Andrews; Composer/Musician: Michael J. Schumacher; Scenic Design & Video: Ursula Scherrer; Lighting Design: Joe Lavasseur; Costume Design: Elizabeth Hope Clancy. Cameo Performances on Friday: John Jasperse; Saturday: Jennifer Monson; Sunday Matinee: Douglas Dunn.

 

April 17, 18, 19 – TWO STEP – 6’; premier; part of NYU Distinguished Faculty Dance Concert held at the Frederick Lowe Theater in New York City, featuring works by Martie Barylick, Kelvin Cooper, Deborah Damast, Diane Duggan, Douglas Dunn, Kim Elliott, Carla Flores, Susan R. Koff and Belinda Saenz. Guest faculty: Bagonza Herman.  Choreography, Douglas Dunn; Dancers, Michelle Cole & Meggi Sweeney Smith; Music, “Les Barricades Mystérieuses” by François Couperin.

 

April 28 – Salon, 541 Broadway, NYC

Film screening of documentary “Interlaced Dance Journey” featuring Wilfride Piollet & Jean Guizerix.

Presented by Micheline Lelièvre, Jean Guizerix and Douglas Dunn. Includes dancing by Douglas Dunn, Jules Bakshi and JinJu Song-Begin.

 

June 11 – Salon, 541 Broadway, NYC

Nepal Relief Benefit Salon hosted by the Bakshi Family.

An evening of photography, music and choreography to benefit Nepal. Photos by Jules and Ken Bakshi. Performances by Douglas Dunn, solo and Subtle Details Dance Theater: Jules Bakshi, Emily Pope-Blackman and Lulu Soni. Live projections by Avery McCarthy and music by Elias Meister. $6,000 raised.

 

June 26, 27 & 28 – RUINS - 20’; premier; part of an evening presented by Christopher Williams Spirits of The Air & Heroes held at 92Y in New York City at Buttenweiser Hall. Performances on Friday, June 26 & Saturday, June 27 at 8pm, Sunday, June 28th at 3pm. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Jules Bakshi, Tony Bordonaro, Alexandra Berger, Guilia Carotenuto, Peter Chamberlin, Grazia Della-Terza, Jessica Martineau, Emily Pope-Blackan, Jake Szczypek, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Timothy Ward, Mark Willis. Music by Steven Taylor. Musicians: Jessica Schmitz on flute, Alicia Lee on clarinet, Ha-Yang Kim on cello and Steven Taylor on guitar.

 

June 29-July 15 – Douglas travels to Vietnam with John and Felicity McLaughlin to meet musicians of the Gong Culture for performance in Perth, Australia, February 6, 2016.

 

September 25 – 27 – Douglas accompanies Charles Atlas to for opening of latter’s installation of work with DD; hosted by the presenter, The Contemporary Austin, Austin TX. Title of exhibition: Strange Pilgrims, September 27, 2015 -January 24, 2016.

 

October 6 – Princeton Salon; at the invitation of Princeton Alumni New York City (PANYC), headed by Tom Gerson; catered meal by Marja Samsom; Paul Singh dances Aidos trio phrase as solo to Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1, Sarabande; Alexandra Berger dances No Man’s Land, solo made for Ella Rosewood, to Clint Black’s A Bad Goodbye; DD dances to Anton Karas’s Third Man Theme; Alexandra & Paul dance Two Step to Couperin’s Les Barricades Mystérieuses; pause, move chairs to face screen; showing of Bio video put together by Sandra Gibson & Jules Bakshi, DD narrates live.

 

October 25 – DD&D at WeisAcres, hosted by Cathy Weis, 537 Broadway, Third Floor; variation on lecture dem format used at The New School & in Woodstock; Order of Bits: as audience enters, Bio video rolling (no sound), directly into Shovel video (no sound), all the while DD making new phrase on Jules & Jin Ju & Tom Haviv reading from DD’s Aidos & Genoese Days---we hold while Cathy introduces the evening---DD adds to phrase as Glen Edit rolls (with sound); when Glen Edit finishes, Jules & Jin Ju show the new phrase twice---Alexandra & Paul dance Two Step---DD solo to Anton Karas’s Third Man Theme---31 minutes of Vain Combat with Steven Taylor new score---Discussion.

 

October 28 - DD one-hour interview with James Carroll for New Arts Live, at BCTV, Reading, PA; in anticipation of gallery exhibit and performance presented by New Arts Program, Fall 2016. DVD of interview in archive and program is also on the web as of November 6, 2015.

 

November 14 – Salon Ed Bowes; he shows Gold Hill & Against the Slope of Social Speech.

 

December 4 & 5 - Salon: Douglas Dunn Curates Choreographers, Friday and Saturday December 4th &  5th, 2015 at 8pm.Order of program:

ROOT (excerpt), Choreography: Jin Ju Song-Begin Dancers: David Gonsier (USA), Camille Lélu (France), Pavel Machuca (Belarus), Marija Obradovic (Serbia), Erke Roosen (Netherlands) Music: Jerome Begin, Violin Jennifer Choi, 12 min;  Il Giardino d’Amore (excerpts), Choreography: Christopher Williams, Dancer: Andrew Champlin Music: Excerpts from Il Giardino di Amore by Alessandro Scarlatti (1660-1725) featuring Catherine Gayer recorded with the Munich Chamber Orchestra conducted by Hans Stadlmair, Costume Design: Andrew Jordan, 6 min; Eternal, Choreography, Dance and Sound: Paul Singh, Special Thanks: Jye-Hwei Lin, 7 min;

BUCKET BATH, Choreography: Jules Bakshi Dancers: Jules Bakshi and Lulu Soni, Music: Jules Bakshi + Alexander Mintz, Costumes and Set: Nanse Kawashima, 7.5 min; phrase in progress, choreography: Douglas Dunn, dancer: Alexandra Berger, music: Clint Black, A Bad Goodbye

 

2016

 

January 17 – Salon Tour Preview, Sunday, January 17th, 2016 at 1, 3, & 5pm. 541 Broadway, NYC. In anticipation of the Company tour to San Francisco (January 21-29, 2016) that celebrates the collaborations of Douglas Dunn & David Ireland (1930 – 2009), Douglas Dunn + Dancers show excerpts of a revived version of Stucco Moon for six dancers and excerpts from two dances to be performed at the Canning World Arts Exchange in Perth, Australia on February 6, 2016. Choreography: Douglas Dunn; Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Douglas Dunn, Emily Pope, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Timothy Ward; Rehearsal Director: Janet Charleston; Music for Stucco Moon: David Ireland, reworked by Steven Taylor, Music for Perth I: the Ede. Music for Perth II: Taikoz; Costumes: Andrew Jordan; Management: Jules Bakshi; Archivist: Sandra Gibson; Historian: Grazia Della-Terza.

 

 

January 22 – 6-8pm, Diversions - DD+D mix with public, dancing bits made for the occasion, at opening of show of work by David Ireland at Walter and McBean Galleries, San Francisco Art Institute (where DI attended and later taught), San Francisco, CA; Costumes: David Ireland; Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Tim Ward, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Alexandra Berger, Emily Pope, Jules Bakshi, Paul Singh

 

January 24 – VAIN COMBAT - danced on the sidewalks and streets outside David Ireland’s house at 500 Capp Street, San Francisco, followed by reception inside the house, now a museum; Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Tim Ward, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Emily Pope

 

January 26 - Practicum/movement workshop for Helina Metafaria’s “The Artist Body” San Francisco Art Institute graduate class. Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Jules, Bakshi, Paul Singh

 

January 27 - STUCCO MOON - performance of reworked version of Stucco Moon at PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street, San Francisco; Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Tim Ward, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Alexandra Berger, Emily Pope, Jules Bakshi, Paul Singh; Costumes: David Ireland; Score, David Ireland reworked by Stephan Taylor

 

January 28 -HIDE AND SEEK – DD+D among guests dancing bits made for the occasion inside David Ireland’s house/museum at 500 Capp Street, San Francisco; Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Tim Ward, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Alexandra Berger, Emily Pope, Jules Bakshi, Paul Singh

 

January 29 - Lec/dem for graduate students and public at San Francisco Art Institute lecture hall; Grazia narrates early life of David Ireland with projections; DD & GDT narrate collaborations with DI as video continues; showing of excerpts from revised version of Stucco Moon; Dancers: Tim Ward, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Alexandra Berger, Emily Pope, Jules Bakshi, Paul Singh; Q&A

 

February 6 – Outdoor Performance at The Canning World Arts Exchange Festival City of Canning, Perth, Australia. 12-minute dance with Taikoz Drummers of Sydney; 12-minutes dance with Ede Gong Group of Vietnam; as part of Canning World Arts Exchange, UNESCO Vietnamese Ede Gong Culture Festival; Costumes: Andrew Jordan; Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Tim Ward, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Emily Pope, Paul Singh; also on program: Link Dancers from Perth, and Canning's own Community Choir.

 

March 4 & 5 – Salon Sara Porter, “Sara Does A Solo”, 541 Broadway, both shows at 8pm.

 

April 2 & 3 – NO MAN’S LAND, premier at 92nd Street Y in NYC. No Man’s Land is an eight-minute solo by Douglas Dunn commissioned for and danced by Ella Rosewood.

 

April 3, 10, 17 – WINDOWS part of "Time Travel with Madame Xenogamy" DD+D Participation in Cathy Weis Sundays On Broadway event 537 Broadway. Participants: Kevin Lovelady Douglas Dunn + Dancers: Jules Bakshi, Grazia Della-Terza, Douglas Dunn, Kevin McKewan, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jessica Martineau, Tim Ward

Costumes: Andrew Jordan

 

April 15, 16, 17 – premier of JUNIPER by Douglas Dunn at NYU Steinhardt Distinguished Faculty Concert. On a mixed program, eight-minute dance for six NYU graduate students at the Frederick Loewe Theater, 35 West 4th Street, NYC. Dancers: Brittney Brown, Gabrielle Gilchrist, Chie Kurokawa, Kevin McEwen, Yeji Moon, Wipavee Patoompong Music: Lionheart, singing Ojos Claros & Serenos and Sancta Et Immaculate byFrancisco Guerrero, and Offertory: Ave Maria, a Gregorian Chant

 

May 16 – Tour Review Party, 6-9pm, 541 Broadway.

A show & tell about tour to San Francisco and Perth.

 

May 22 – “Evolving Collaborations”, 6pm at Cathy Weis’s Sundays On Broadway event at 537 Broadway. An evening of exploring the nearly 40 years of collaboration between Mimi Gross & Douglas Dunn.

 

May 31, June 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 – Solo Salon, Etc. Two shows each evening, 7pm & 9pm. This Salon presents fluctuating arrays of solos, duets and trios drawn from Douglas's 45 years of organizing bodies aesthetically to be viewed. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Grazia Della-Terza, Jules Bakshi, Alexandra Berger, Janet Charleston, Emily Pope, Paul Singh, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Jake Szczypek, Christopher Williams. Lighting by Carol Mullins, Set by Mimi Gross.

 

June 9 - 7pm Douglas Dunn collaborates with composer/musician Bill Cole as part of the Vision Festival at Judson Church, 55 Washington Square South. UnTemperd Trio “Revisions”. Dancers: Douglas Dunn, Jules Bakshi, Emily Pope, Jin Ju Song-Begin, Paul Singh. Music: Bill Cole – double reeds, didgeridoo, Ras Moshe – reeds, Lisette Santiago – percussion.

 

August 1-7 – Vain Combat Workshop & Performance,

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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