©2019 by Danny Grossman. Editing by Eddie Kastrau

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DANNY GROSSMAN

Photo: Cylla Von Tiedemann

 

ABOUT DANNY

Photo: Cylla Von Tiedemann

Danny Grossman was born in San Francisco in 1942. In 1963, he joined the Paul Taylor Dance Company and spent the next 10 years performing and touring with the company. In 1973, Grossman joined Toronto Dance Theatre in Canada, and became a faculty member at York University. In 1975, he choreographed Higher to tremendous praise leading to the formation of the Danny Grossman Dance Company in 1977. Grossman has since created a repertoire of more than 60 works, touring across Canada and internationally. His choreography has been in the repertoire of Toronto Dance Theatre, The Paris Opera Ballet, Les Grands Ballets Canadiens, and The National Ballet of Canada and has also been performed by modern dance training institutions such as Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, New York State Summer School of the Arts, Adelphi University, City College of New York, Brown University, York University, School of Toronto Dance Theatre, Ryerson University, and Canadian Children’s Dance Theatre. Grossman has been the recipient of numerous awards including the prestigious Toronto Arts Council Foundation’s William Kilbourn Lifetime Achievement Award and was recently inducted into the Canadian Dance Collection Danse Encore! Hall of Fame. In 2008, the company embarked on a new initiative, the Danny Grossman Dance Foundation, as a means of reconstructing and licensing his repertoire. The Grossman repertoire has been represented at NYSSSA for almost thirty years, and has added immeasurably to both students and faculty who have had the rich experience of dancing these works. In June of 2018, in honor of his 75th birthday, Danny presented a full evening of his own works, including 3 world premieres.

Choreography

Nobodies Business

(1981)

Hear the Lambs a Cryin'

(1997)

La Valse

(1987)

Higher

(1975)

 

This Is Heaven to Me

(2001)

Labour of Love - Entire Show

(2018)

Endangered Species

(1981)

Curious Schools of Theatrical Dancing:

Part 1 (excerpt)

(1977)

Germain Pierce

Memorial Tribute

(2017)

Press

Press

 

Review of Danny's Latest Show:

Labour of Love 

-by Deidre Kelly

Memoirs of Germain Pierce Tribute

-by Whitney Smith

Image Gallery

 
 

Quote

Organized Desk

    "It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop"

    Confucius

     
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