Since 1991, Big Dance Theater – led by Annie-B Parson – has been weaving dance, music, text and visual design into an award-winning, wide-ranging body of work.
Big Dance Theater is known for its inspired use of dance, music, text and visual design. The company often works with wildly incongruent source material, weaving and braiding disparate strands into multi-dimensional performance… Big Dance has delved into the literary work of such authors as Twain, Tanizaki, Wellman, Euripides and Flaubert, and dance is used as both frame and metaphor to theatricalize these writings. For more than 25 years, Big Dance Theater has worked to create over 20 dance/theater works, generating each piece over months of collaboration with its associate artists, a long-standing, ever-evolving group of actors, dancers, composers and designers.
Learn more about the company in our Indefinite Article – a conversation between Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar – and join us for the NYU Skirball Book Club on Friday, Nov 8, 2019. We’re reading Yukiko Motoya’s short story collection, The Lonesome Bodybuilder.