“When I see something good that reminds me what dancing can be at its most basic, I’m faint with pleasure,” hailed Deborah Jowitt in The Village Voice after seeing the Seán Curran Company in performance. Pleasing audiences is exactly what the company has been doing since it burst onto the dance scene in 1997. Known for his wit, intelligence, ingenuity and uncanny physical humor, Seán Curran successfully blends a myriad of influences into a purely original style.

In collaboration with the Chicago-based ensemble Third Coast Percussion, the company is developing Everywhere All the Time, a 20th anniversary program combining live percussion music and contemporary dance for the 2018-2019 touring season. A creative endeavor connecting the fields of dance, music, and architecture, the evening will include music by celebrated Irish composer Donnacha Dennehy and a set designed by renowned landscape architect Diana Balmori. A repertory program with recorded music, Dances with Words, is also available for touring in 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 seasons.

Since its formation, the Seán Curran Company has been commissioned for new works and presented in New York seasons by Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Joyce Theater, The New Victory Theater, Dance Theater Workshop, Danspace Project at St. Mark’s Church, Symphony Space, The 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Project, Central Park Summerstage and Celebrate Brooklyn. In 2012, the company toured to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Turkmenistan as part of the U.S. Department of State’s DanceMotion USA initiative. This experience led to a collaborative touring project with traditional Kyrgyz music ensemble, Ustatshakirt Plus, that premiered in 2015 at DeBartolo Performing Arts Center and was presented in a New York City season as part of BAM’s 2015 Next Wave Festival.

The company has been recognized for its artistic excellence with grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, the National Dance Project, Arts International’s Fund for US Artists, New Music USA, O’Donnell-Green Foundation, Harkness Foundation for Dance, Greenwall Foundation, Mary Flagler Cary Charitable Trust, Jerome Robbins Foundation, and Altria Group.

In addition to his work for Seán Curran Company, Artistic Director Seán Curran serves as the Chair of the Department of Dance at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, and continues to work with opera and theater companies in both choreographic and directorial capacities.

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