The Nikolais Dance Theatre

The Nikolais/Louis Foundation for Dance partnered with Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company in 2003 to present works of American treasure and master of multimedia, Alwin Nikolais. Nikolais' work has influenced some of the most popular dance companies and choreographers around the world. With Alberto del Saz, Co-Director of the Nikolais/Louis Foundation, the Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company is committed to keeping the Nikolais legacy alive, while maintaining our dedication to commissioning and producing innovative, moving, and compelling work that challenges our audiences’ perceptions of what contemporary dance can be.

Ririe-Woodbury Dance Company serves as the only company to perform full-evening performances of Alwin Nikolias’ work.

"The performers, generous and game, bring the dances into the present."
"It’s a trip, and no drugs are necessary."
-Gia Kourlas, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Review: A Cabinet of Curiosities at the Joyce (2016)

"Before Pilobolus, before Momix, before Mum- menchantz, there was Alwin Nikoalis, the great magician of 20th-century dance."
-Roslyn Sulcas, THE NEW YORK TIMES
Dance Preview: Alwin Nikolais’s Influence on Dance is Resurrected (2016)

 

 

 

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