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Parsons Dance

PARSONS DANCE

Thurs, Nov 14, 7:30 pm / Post Performance Q&A


David Parsons fuses the discipline and precision of classical dance with the gesture and movement of the modern dance vocabulary to create contemporary dance that is at once sexy, athletic, exuberant and joyous! Stunning works, like the iconic Caught, exemplify this company’s innovation and huge audience appeal.

This internationally renowned company was founded in 1985 by Artistic Director David Parsons and Tony Award-winning lighting designer Howell Binkley, and has toured to more than 445 cities, 30 countries, and 5 continents and has performed at such notable venues as The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Sydney Opera House, Maison de la Danse, Teatro La Fenice, and Teatro Municipal do Rio de Janeiro.

Heralded by The New York Times as “one of the great movers of modern dance,” David Parsons has received many accolades throughout his career, including three Choreography Fellowship Grants from the National Endowment for the Arts; the American Choreography Award; the Dance Magazine Award; a Howard Gilman Fellowship; the Dance Masters of America Annual Award, and the Capezio ACE Award. He has collaborated with iconic artists across all disciplines, including Dr. Billy Taylor, John Mackey, Kenji Bunch, Stephen Schwartz, Milton Nascimento, Allen Toussaint, William Ivey Long, Donna Karan, Annie Leibovitz, Ellsworth Kelly, and Alex Katz.