Cunningham Technique with Dylan Crossman
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Dylan Crossman grew up in the south of France, received his Bachelor’s degree from the Trinity/Laban College of Music and Dance in London and studied in the U.S. at Burklyn Ballet Theatre (VT). Dylan moved to New York in 2006 and has since danced for various choreographers including Brian Brooks, Christopher Williams, Ellen Cornfield, Wally Cardona and Sean Cúrran. He is a founding member of Peter Kyle Dance. Dylan became an understudy for the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2007, joined the main company in 2009 and was a part of the company’s final tour through 2012. Now living the freelance life, he works with Kimberly Bartosik/Daela, Sally Silvers, Ryan McNamara, Megan Williams and Pam Tanowitz Dance. He is on faculty at the Cunningham Trust, SUNY Purchase, Burklyn Ballet Theatre, Barnard College and is a stager for the Cunningham Trust. He has worked on stagings of Cross Currents (1964), Changing Steps (1973), Trails (1982) for the Cunningham Trust and set Changing Steps on Interlochen School for the Arts. Dylan is a two-time Bessie recipient, one of them for his work in Tanowitz’ Be in the Gray With me (2009) and one of them for being a part of the Cunningham Company’s Legacy Tour (2012). Dylan’s own company, Crossman Dans(c)e, looks at identity issues within the frame of formalism and the beauty in vulnerability. His work had been seen at Roulette, La Mama, the 92nd Street Y, the Museum of Arts and Design, Gibney Dance, Abrons Arts Center and The Yard. His work has been called “compellingly poetic” by the New York Times. He has received support from the Foundation for Contemporary Art, the Jerome Foundation, Mount Tremper Arts, Topaz Arts, Norte Maar and was a 2016 Schonberg Fellow at The Yard. Dylan also works with children as well as adults, introducing them to Merce Cunningham’s creative ideas and philosophy. Kid Birds, an outreach project he was the teacher/ choreographer for won the 2014 French Cultural and Artistic Audacity Award. Check out the latest news at www.dylancrossman.org
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