In Memoriam - Alan Danielson 1954- 2014
dance by Alan Danielson
Since 1989, Dance by Alan Danielson has been performing the works of Alan Danielson to enthusiastic audiences and critical acclaim. In addition to its 5 New York City seasons, the company has toured throughout the US, including performances at The Iowa Dance Festival, Detroit’s Music Hall Theater and a variety of venues. Dance by Alan Danielson has appeared in International Dance Festivals in Puebla and San Luis Potosi (Mexico), and Theaters in Germany, Finland and Switzerland.


8 dancers surged and ebbed through handsome patterns that suggested fairly complicated themes with impressive simplicity. Mr. Danielson moved succinctly from a portrait of an enduring community to a witty battle for center place to the vanquishing of the group by the unseen force.
— New York Times (US)

Alan Danielson has a background in music as well as dance, so it’s not surprising that he used music astutely as part of dances that were pointed and shapely. Danielson knows how to make movement and music comment incisively on the interactions of people in groups, or couples, or as individuals. He can also be deliciously funny.
— Attitude Magazine (US)


Notable on the program is the way he can make even abstract movement communicate clear ideas and emotions. Also remarkable is the ingenious structure and interweaving of ideas present in the entire program. The beginning creates a tender connection among the three dancers, introducing signs of struggle and resistance to progress. Along the way, we see desires unfulfilled and struggles against oneselfand others. And yet hope for the future remains sprinkled throughout. Perhaps the message here is that while salt may create a burning sensation on our skin, it also strengthens, cleanses and heals us.
— 12 Gage Magazine (US) —
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