“He always has a quality of celebration in his work and, structurally, his choreography can be a bit wild, a bit untamed.” The New York Times


Employing “out of body” experiences as a metaphor for our body politic, David Dorfman propels his dancers through space and time in a search of personal truths. With breath-taking lighting and visual design by theater-maker Andrew Schneider (YOUARENOWHERE) and the company’s four-person house band, led by singer/songwriter Elizabeth DeLise, Dorfman’s newest work, (A)Way Out of My Body, beckons us into the otherworldly-ness of dreams, desires, and routines, as well as potential new worlds awaiting us.


Founded in 1987, David Dorfman Dance has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe, and Central Asia. DDD has regularly performed in New York City at major venues including The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), The Joyce Theater, and The Kitchen. David, along with the company’s dancers and DDD’s artistic collaborators, has been honored with eight New York Dance and Performance (Bessie) Awards. daviddorfmandance.org


We love a world premiere! New work, new concerns, new worlds.
We love David Dorfman Dance’s rich play on all senses – the audio, visual and tactile qualities of the work will put you in a heightened, exploratory, and embodied dream space for a shared “out of body/body politic” experience.
After four decades of choreography, this is Dorfman’s “most personal work yet” – don’t miss it.



  • Audience members must be 12 years of age or older to enter the theater.
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  • All audience members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and receive a COVID-19 booster shot (if eligible for the booster based on CDC criteria). Documentation must include name, birthday, dates of doses & vaccine manufacturer. Documentation must be in English.
  • All audience members will be required to show proof of being fully vaccinated and boosted (if eligible), with an FDA-authorized or WHO-listed vaccine.
  •  All audience members must wear a well-fitted mask at all times.
    Allowable masks: disposable masks (surgical or medical procedure masks), KN95 masks, KF94 masks, N95 masks are allowable.

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Experimental Humanities & Social Engagement, Steinhardt Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions, Tisch Dance 


This presentation is made possible in part by the Harkness Foundation for Dance.

Harkness Foundation for Dance

NYU Skirball’s programs are made possible with support from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by Howard Gilman Foundation, Collins Building Services, Consolidated Edison, Harkness Foundation for Dance, DuBose & Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund, New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and Marta Heflin Foundation, as well as our valued donors through memberships and commissioning fund support.

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