Donofrio Dance Company’s purpose is to expose and explore, the absurdity, darkness, as well as the greatness of our universe and how it relates to us physically. DDC's work brings a distinct and unique approach to movement and has gained notice for it’s precise quality and dark nature. Artistic Director, Taylor Donofrio takes a research approach to her choreography, using the dancer’s experiences and recall of experience to find reflection in their physicality.
CREATURE - 2017
Premiered in 2017 at Governor's Island as a part of the Make Room Residency, CREATURE is a site specific work set in an old 150 year old house. Duets and solos fill the rooms of the house where audiences are led through the house, catching performers on staircases, window sills, on top of shelves, and in mirror filled rooms. Created as a study of attachment, the work takes on different meanings of intimacy and attachment, connections to ones self (solitude) and others (relationships).
*CREATURE was made possible by the Barton Booth Company and Make Room Residency.
CAPTURE - 2016
CAPTURE is a study of how we identify ourselves within a technological age and how our online personas effect the understanding of who we really are. CAPTURE, premiered in it’s first reiteration in 2014 under the mentorship of Doug Varone and Dancers at the 92nd St Y in NYC.
CAPTURE, an evening length dance experience, premiered in2016 at FLICfest 2016, as a part of a creative residency at Irondale Theater. Capture is an immersive dance experience. With Set Design by Carolyn Mraz, audiences weave through a labyrinth of life size cardboard walls, catching views of dancers through peep holes and cut out windows.
FASTEN - 2015
FASTEN is a work created as a conversation with Jae Ko’s installation “Forces Of Nature”. FASTEN looks at the feeling of unraveling, and our ability to hold things in, and then also collapse.
*commissioned by Outlet Dance Project 2015. Grounds for Sculpture, NJ.
RAM - 2013
RAM explores how what we remember and what we think we remember can help us gain a deeper understanding about who we are. Through mobile projectors, film collaboration, and original music; RAM reveals the most precious and mysterious root to our identities, our memories.
RAM Premiered at Center For Performance Research (CPR) Brooklyn,NY October 2013 *RAM was created with support from Not An Original Theater Company, and the Dragon's Egg Studio (www.dragonseggstudio.org) in Mystic, CT.
IN DARK CORNERS - 2012
In Dark Corners, a work for three dancers investigates our experience living with our own dark places inside us. Mystery encompasses the work as the dancers are perpetually conflicted and searching for connection.
In Dark Corners premiered at the Dumbo Dance Festival 2012, in Brooklyn, NY and has been presented at Triskelion Arts and Manhattanville College.