New York Live Arts
June 12-16, 2018

Carolyn Dorfman Dance joined forces with the extraordinary Armitage Gone! Dance, Buglisi Dance Theatre, and Jennifer Muller/The Works to present a series of five Shared Program Performances at New York Live Arts in June.

Newly named WOMEN / CREATE! – A Festival of Dance, this festival was founded seven years ago and is curated by the venerable Jennifer Muller. The 2018 program featured four distinguished and innovative choreographers at the height of their careers, each with a powerful original voice. Describing the festival as “a constantly fascinating program of dance despite differences in styles, techniques and philosophies,” TheaterScene.net’s Joel Benjamin poses that “all dance programs should be as well organized and curated.” BachTrack’s Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn shares, “The four of them have to be on anyone’s short list for most influential modern dance choreographers.”

WOMEN / CREATE! presented a cast of exceptional dancers and a vibrant evening of performances, including Armitage’s DONKEY JAW BONE, Muller’s SHOCK WAVE, Buglisi’s THRESHOLD, and Dorfman’s WAVES. The performance progressed with an expressive edge that moved minds and hearts with a shared humanity.


At each performance, our dancers closed the evening with Carolyn Dorfman’s sonically eclectic WAVES (2015).

    • ““Waves” was a lovely “total work” that combined excellent choreography, costumes, interesting music, fine lighting (by Stephanie Byrnes Harrell) and imagery.” (Joel Benjamin)
    • “The highlight of the piece was getting the audience involved in some energetic chair dancing that made for a festive atmosphere in the show closer.” (Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn)
    • “At times it was pedestrian; at times it was exhilarating, but Waves was always fun to watch.” (Jerry Hochman, Critical Dance)
    • “It’s time for something light and playful, and Dorfman’s WAVES makes a great closer.” (Robert Johnson, Dance-Enthusiast)

Photos by Steven Pisano

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