CULLMAN — “David Dorfman Dance is one of the premier dance companies in America, and the Dance Touring Initiative is an important program as we look to build life-long audiences for dance throughout the Southeast,” Wright said. “Thanks to South Arts, we are able to provide a unique opportunity to bring these artists face to face with a diverse set of populations across the Birmingham area. Students both young and old, dancers and non-dancers alike will be able to learn and dance with this incredible company. David Dorfman has long said it is his mission to ‘get the entire world to dance’ and we hope that this residency will inspire individuals all across Birmingham to get up and dance.”
Since its founding in 1985, David Dorfman Dance has performed extensively in New York City and throughout North and South America, Great Britain and Europe, most recently in St. Petersburg and Krasnoyarsk in Russia and Bytom and Cracow in Poland. David Dorfman and the company’s dancers and artistic collaborators have been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance ("Bessie") Awards. Following their performance at Samford, the company will head to Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan for residency and performances, having been selected as one of just three American companies to take part in the Dance Motion USA cultural exchange program.