The Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company is known for its provocative repertoire, one that delves deep into what it is to be human. By examining our interactions, and how we perceive life from an emotional perspective, Dorfman creates a deep communication between what happens on stage and what is received by her audiences. Her technically powerful choreography conveys each metaphor as she brings us closer to our own experiences, which is the true function of art.
As a child of Holocaust survivors, Dorfman is able to tell a story with depth and hope, and has made many pieces that elucidate her Jewish roots. She has created more than sixty original choreographic works since founding her company, commissioning original scores and collaborating with other artists.
Dorfman has received many grants, fellowships, and prizes, and is a valued Master Teacher both nationally and internationally. She has been on the guest faculty at the Limon Institute and at Peridance in New York City, among others, and she and her company have performed in theaters, universities, and dance festivals throughout the world. (MK)
Carolyn Dorfman Dance Company Information
- Venues: The Mall at Short Hills (1200 Morris Turnpike, Short Hills); New Brunswick High School (1000 Somerset Street, New Brunswick); D’Angola Gym (1000 Morris Avenue, Union); Mason Gross School of the Arts (70 Lipman Drive, New Brunswick); Academy of Performing Arts (1776 Raritan Road, Scotch Plains); South Orange Performing Arts Center (One Trenchard Place, South Orange); Centenary College (400 Jefferson Street, Hackettstown); and many more
- Public Transportation: Varies by venue
- Handicapped Accessibility: Depends on venue, but generally good
- Performances/Programs: Over 20 programs, each with multiple performances
- Ticket Prices: Varies (free–$30) depending on program and venue
- Membership: Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated.