PAM TANOWITZ, CHOREOGRAPHER

Pam Tanowitz has been making dances since 1992. She founded Pam Tanowitz Dance in 2000, and has received commissions and residencies at The Joyce Theater, Bard Summerscape Festival, New York Live Arts, The Kitchen, Danspace Project, The Guggenheim Museum’s Works & Process program, Vail International Dance Festival, and Baryshnikov Arts Center. Most recently the company performed on the Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival and the Chicago Dancing Festival.

Tanowitz received the 2016 Juried Bessie Award, as well as a 2009 Bessie Award for the dance, Be in the Gray With Me, at Dance Theater Workshop. She was awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship in 2011 and a 2013-2014 Hodder Fellowship from Princeton University. She has set work on The Juilliard School, New York Theater Ballet, and Saint Louis Ballet. Additional awards include two Joyce Theater Residency Grants; a grant from the Jerome Robbins Foundation; a Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award; and a New York Foundation for the Arts BUILD Grant.

Tanowitz holds a BFA in Dance from the Ohio State University and an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College, where she was mentored by former Merce Cunningham principal dancer Viola Farber-Slayton.

★★★★★ THE NEW YORK TIMES
BEST DANCE OF THE YEAR
2013 - The Spectators
2014 - Heaven on One's Head
2015 - Broken Story (wherein there is no ecstasy)

“Some of the dance steps, phrases and constructions by the choreographer Pam Tanowitz are among the finest being made anywhere today.
They feature memorable footwork, strikingly elegant and witty
combinations of lower- and upperbody movement, and complex, subtle, fascinating uses of stage space.”
— The New York Times

“[Pam Tanowitz creates] sharp, off-kilter energy, strange skewed beauty.”
— Dance Magazine