Aroundtown is a kinetic poem that examines the varied, unique and sometimes divided notions of LOVE- it's meaning, purpose, and platform. With original music, text, and visuals, the work explores commitment, community, and intimacy in times of violence and strife. DDD's trademark empathy, sly humor, and bombastic physicality are harnessed to examine LOVE as both sociopolitical and intimate weather systems.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR: David Dorfman
CURRENT AROUNDTOWN TOURING CAST: Lily Gelfand, Jordan Lloyd, Kellie Ann Lynch, Nik Owens, Myssi Robinson, Simon Thomas-Train
ORIGINATING AROUNDTOWN CAST: Jasmine Hearn, Jordan Lloyd, Nik Owens, Kendra Portier, Simon Thomas-Train, Aya Wilson
GUEST PERFORMERS: David Dorfman and Lisa Race
MUSICAL DIRECTOR: Sam Crawford
MUSICIANS: Sam Crawford, Liz de Lise, Zeb Gould, Jeff Hudgins
DRAMATURG: Anne Davison
COSTUME DESIGNER: Ásta Hostetter (Bates Dance Festival World Premiere)
COSTUME DESIGNER: Oana Botez (BAM New York Premiere)
VIDEO DESIGNER: Shawn Hove
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Sarah Lurie
LIGHTING DESIGNER: Tuce Yasak
CREATIVE CONSULTANT/SCHOLAR in RESIDENCE: David Kyuman Kim
Aroundtown was made possible by support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts, Brooklyn Academy of Music, and Harkness Foundation for Dance. Aroundtown was created in part during residencies at The Tisch Dance Residency Festival, Gibney Dance, Dancer's Workshop in Jackson, WY, and as Company-in-Residence at Connecticut College.
Aroundtown received production development support from LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly ADI), hosted through a Creative Development Residency at Jacob’s Pillow.