New Work for Goldberg Variations was commissioned by Duke Performances/Duke University and Peak Performances/Montclair State University, co-commissioned by Opening Nights Performing Arts/Florida State University and Summer Stages Dance at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, and received creative development support from the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) at Florida State University, The Yard at Martha's Vineyard, the NYU Center for Ballet and the Arts, and New York City Center.


New Work for Goldberg Variations was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts' National Dance Project, with lead funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and support from the Mary Duke Biddle Foundation. General Operating support for Pam Tanowitz Dance was made possible by the New England Foundation for the Arts’ National Dance Project with funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.


Duke Performances, the professional performing arts presenting organization at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is committed to presenting willfully eclectic, forward-thinking performing arts of the highest quality. Through superb performances, outstanding visiting artist residencies, and the development and commissioning of exciting new work, Duke Performances is forging a culture that vigorously supports performance and encourages meaningful engagement with the Duke campus and Durham community. Annually, Duke Performances offers a robust season of 60-70 world-class performances, making extensive use of a network of Duke and Durham venues, and presenting artists spanning classical, new music, jazz, Americana, independent rock, international music, theater, and dance.


Peak Performances specializes in work that challenges boundaries of dance, theater, music, and opera. From its inception in 2005, under the direction of Jedediah Wheeler, Peak Performances has brought a wide range of internationally acclaimed artists to Montclair State University’s Alexander Kasser Theater. With an emphasis on interdisciplinary work, Peak Performances has presented over 50 world and American premieres by artists such as Robert Wilson, Bill T. Jones, Robert Whitman, David T. Little, Liz Gerring, Richard Schechner, Caroline Shaw, Richard Alston, Wayne McGregor, Cathie Boyd, Pat Graney, Deborah Hay, David Rousseve, Robyn Orlin, Romeo Castellucci, and Jan Fabre, among many others. By bringing together artists of uncommon imagination with audiences of adventuresome spirits, Peak Performances fosters a greater understanding and appreciation of creativity.


Opening Nights Performing Arts, Florida State University’s professional performing arts presenter, offers 70+ experiences in music, visual arts, dance, theatre, film, and the spoken word each season. Working to bolster the preeminent arts colleges on campus and collaborate within our local communities, Opening Nights Performing Arts provides engaging educational opportunities, such as master classes, artist residencies, and panel discussions, as well as remarkable, stirring performances featuring never before-seen commissioned works. Professional performing arts presenting began at Florida State University in 1921, and Opening Nights Performing Arts remains committed to providing exciting, entertaining, and meaningful artistic experiences to students, community members, and beyond.

Summer Stages Dance @ The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (Co-COMMISSIONER)

For 80 years, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston has presented contemporary art in all media to share the pleasures of reflection, inspiration, provocation, and imagination. Alongside dynamic exhibition and education programs, the ICA presents a diverse, multi-disciplinary performing arts program of dance, music, and theater, under the direction of David Henry, Bill T. Jones Director of Performing and Media Arts. The ICA is Boston’s leading presenter of Contemporary Dance having presented the work of Karole Armitage, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, Merce Cunningham, and Trisha Brown, to name just a few. Summer Stages Dance @ Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston is a two-week residency, founded and directed by Amy Spencer and Richard Colton, for the creation of new work across disciplines. SSD @ ICA has supported the collaborative projects of dance maker Rashaun Mitchell and writer Ann Carson, choreographer Trajal Harrell and sculptor Sarah Sze, dancer Miguel Gutierrez and visual artist Jenny Holzer, dance artist Faye Driscoll and visual designers Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin, dance theater creator Jack Ferver and artist Marc Swanson, and movement artist Maria Hassabi and dramaturge Scott Lyall, among others.  SSD @ ICA, in addition, has supported nationally renowned dance makers Reggie Wilson, Sara Rudner, David Parker, Arthur Aviles, and Stephan Koplowitz, and their companies, in developing and presenting new or repertory work that engages Boston-based dancers.