Selected Press

“There is something really special that can happen when talented and eager student dancers join their professional counterparts on stage.”

“In Process” With Carolyn Dorfman Dance, by Culture Vultures, (12/8/2015)


“I make dances about the world as it is,” said Dorfman, … “I make dances about the world as it could be.”

Feeding the poor, educating the millennials: ‘Ideas worth spreading’ at first TEDxMorristown, by Kevin Coughlin, (10/21/2015)


“We couldn’t be more excited to share the stage with this remarkable group of dancers and choreographers,” said Ariel Grossman, artistic director of Ariel Rivka Dance.

– Ariel Rivka Dance, Carolyn Dorfman Dance, Sean Curran, Carrie Ellmore Tallitsch, and Paul Dennis to Showcase Works, 5/28 – 30, (4/28/2015)


““The story is not about this or that family or war,” Dorfman says. “It is a universal story about people living a life, experiencing a dramatic shock and then asking themselves — so what am I to make of this life-interrupted?”

– Dancing through Jewish Exodus and Survival, by Sean Erwin, ArtBurst Miami (3/24/2015)


‘”I love the notion of creating worlds for the audience to enter,” [Dorfman] says. “Each piece is unique in its own right.”

– Showcase Celebrates 50 years of ArtsWestchester, by Chris Longo, The Journal News (2/27/2015)


‘”At the end of the day, [Waves] becomes very intimate between the dancers and each other, between the dancers and the sound, and there’s something in this almost objective way of working that creates something profoundly human.”‘

Carolyn Dorfman: An Exploration of Sound and Dance, by Gary Wein, New Jersey Stage (2/22/2015)


“Carolyn Dorfman’s choreography is grounded in humanity, legacy, community…and a belief that art can change the world.”

– Works of Necessity, Michigan Muse (Spring 2014)


“In her premiere, ‘Interior Designs,’…the dancers’ tattoos shrink to near invisibility, lost within effusive patterns covering their entire bodies.”

– Body Art: Choreographer Carolyn Dorfman Tattoos Her Dancers Without Using Ink, by Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger (4/10/2013)


“Waiting is never easy. Yet sitting patiently or keeping busy to fill time is especially hard when longing for an event that may never occur, or a conversation that may never take place. The soloist who dances in Carolyn Dorfman’s ‘Hourglass’ knows all about it.”

– Waiting and Wanting: Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company Returns to South Orange, by Robert Johnson, The Star-Ledger (2/3/2012)


“When the Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company marks its 30th anniversary in 2013, the celebration will be as much for the work of the Union-based company and its artistic director and namesake as for the rarity of a New Jersey modern dance company spanning three decades.”

– In It for the Long Run, by Karyn D. Collins, NJ Monthly (1/16/2012)


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