“Ms. Tanowitz is the wittiest choreographer since Mark Morris” – New York Times, Dec. 28, 2014, Brian Seibert
Pam Tanowitz is a New York-based choreographer, whose work fuses ballet with classic modern dance, creating abstract movement that challenges stylistic expectations, as well as conventions of composition and the concert-going experience. Tanowitz’s mission is to revitalize abstraction and formalism by obliterating most of their self-imposed dialectical boundaries, and stretching the material into uncharted territory. In 2000, Pam Tanowitz founded Pam Tanowitz Dance which has received several commissions and residencies from various institutions including The Joyce Theater; Bard Summerscape Festival; The Kitchen; New York Live Arts; The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process Series; and Baryshnikov Arts Center. Her work has been performed at City Center Fall for Dance Festival and Vail International Dance Festival. Tanowitz is the recipient of LMCC’s Manhattan Community Arts Fund, supported by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and administered by LMCC (2014). She was also awarded with The Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University (2013), a Guggenheim Fellowship (2011), and a Bessie Award (2009).
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