David Dorfman Dance: Mar 21-23

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FINAL WEEKEND of Harkness Dance Fest 

David Dorfman Dance
David Dorfman Dance
David Dorfman on reviving and strippingLightbulb Theory and Impending Joy

For the last week of 92nd Street Y’s Harkness Dance Festival, I’m bringing back a popular favorite, Lightbulb Theory, and Impending Joy, which hasn’t been performed since 2004, when it premieredwith Lightbulb Theory. Though I rarely restage my works, I’m starting to look back a bit and am excited about presenting these companion dances on the same program again.


I find it really fun to get the movement backespecially with the festival’s Stripped/Dressed format. I’ll experiment by performingLightbulb Theory with a quartet of dancers, as originally staged, and also with five, six and seven dancers. It’s a chance to show not justLightbulb Theory’s flexible structure, but the way the feeling of the dance shifts depending on how many performers are involved. Then the audience will see Impending Joy, a dance for four people, fully “dressed” in its customary theatrical garb and with its usual four dancers. 

Because I see my work as radical, humanistic dance with avant-garde accessibility, the Stripped/Dressed format, with its demystifying approach to dance, is a good fit. I like challenging people in a very embracing way.


Fri-Sun, Mar 21-23


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Sizzle in your salsa shoes this spring!

Intro to Salsa

Fire up the dance floor! Learn the basics of salsa dancing and spend the spring showing off your sizzlin’ moves. Singles and couples welcome.


Thu, starts Apr 24, 8-9 pm, 4 sessions

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Pilobolus, Rokafella, Dance Molinari

Teaching our teens this summer!

This summer your teen (ages 13 to 17) can nurture skills, build repertoire and discover a whole new world of movement with eminent artists and instructors—all in one breathless week at 92Y.


Doug Varone and Dancers
Mon-Fri, Jul 28-Aug 1, 10 am-4 pm, 5 sessions

Mon-Fri, Aug 4-8, 10 am-4 pm, 5 sessions


92Y Summa’ Jam—Hip-Hop
with Ironman 360 and Rokafella

Mon-Fri, Aug 11-15, 10 am-4 pm, 5 sessions

“The Broadway Times”: Musical Theater
with Dance Molinari (NYC/LA)

Mon-Fri, Aug 18-22, 10 am-4 pm, 5 sessions

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Awesummer Dance Camp

AweSUMMER Dance Camp

Daily classes for ages 6 to 11

Kids who love to dance develop their creativity and confidence through daily classes in hip-hop, jazz, choreography and dance history. “Field trips” within 92Y include special classes in swimming, tumbling, arts and crafts, and acrobatics.

Week 1: Mon-Fri, Jul 7-11, 9:30 am-1:30 pm, 5 sessions
Week 2: Mon-Fri, Jul 14-18, 12:30-4:30 pm, 5 sessions
Week 3: Mon-Fri, Jul 21-25, 12:30-4:30 pm, 5 sessions


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