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Monday, November 6, 2017

In Context: Aroundtown

David Dorfman Dance returns to BAM Nov 8—11 with Aroundtown, a new work that explores the question: What if real love means really being around?

Context is everything, so get even closer to the production with this curated selection of related articles and videos. After you've attended the show, let us know what you thought by posting in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.

Program Notes

Aroundtown (PDF)


Why I Dance (Dance Magazine)
"Why do I dance? I have to—I need to. To heal. To feel."

Archival Collection
David Dorfman (Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive)
Browse this collection in the new Leon Levy BAM Digital Archive for photographs, audiovisual materials, and ephemera from David Dorfman's BAM appearances over the years.

David Dorfman Dance’s latest explores commitment, community and intimacy (The Day)
Dorfman discusses the inspiration behind Aroundtown, from Love Actually to John Lennon.

Watch & Listen

A Chance to Dance: David Dorfman's Duets (YouTube)
A clip from David Dorfman's stint as guest choreographer on the reality show A Chance to Dance.

DanceMotion USA℠ at BAM 2014: David Dorfman Dance & Korhan Basaran Company (YouTube)
David Dorfman Dance and Turkish dance troupe Korhan Basaran Company perform a collaborative work created in conjunction with BAM's dance diplomacy program DanceMotion USA℠.

Behind the Scenes: DanceMotion USA℠ Year 4 (YouTube)
Dorfman and Korhan Başaran discuss their collaboration as part of DanceMotion USA℠ and the creation of their new work.

Now your turn...

How did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below and on social media using #BAMNextWave.


  1. Wonderful stuff. This show was more than I bargained for. DDD brought the perfect blend of movement and emotion, and the music ensemble was the icing.

  2. I brought both my 6 year old daughter as well as a group of teenaged students to this performance. We laughed, we cried. As always, Dorfman delivered an honest, moving, joyful piece of choreography. The duet with the female dancer in the green pants was particularly inspiring. The quietness of the feet in conjunction with the exuberant movement is something special that Dorfman's company does like no other. Thank you for this beautiful piece!-H.W.

  3. Loved the colors and message of the show! I also admired the use of space on stage and the choice of sound for the performance. All in all, it was a great experience. - Gianella Brignoni

  4. I loved how all of the dancers stories tied into one big story of the show and I enjoyed that all of their themes to their dances gave audience a positive impact with some sort of message in the end. The partnering was beautiful and the motif's were great. This show is a show that I will always remember and cherish for the rest of my life. - Samiyah Bryant

  5. I enjoyed that all of their stories tied into the theme of their show and that you were able to leave with something positive. I love that there was talking while dancing and I enjoyed many of the partnering sections and the motifs that were created in the show. The partnering in the pieces were so elegant and pretty and very smooth. Overall, it was a great show and it was a great experience. -Samiyah Bryant