Fine Artists @5: Daniel Gwirtzman


Contributed by Christin Schillinger

 The Center for Faculty Excellence is pleased to host Ithaca College Community Artists each Friday at 5pm. In a mere 15-20minutes, learn what our community brings to the Arts, and the invariable ways Art invigorates our lives!





This week (Friday, July 24 at 5pm), we welcome Daniel Gwirtzman. To receive the link to join this presentation, email

Daniel Gwirtzman directs the NYC-based nonprofit Daniel Gwirtzman Dance Company, celebrating its 21styear. He is currently working on The Fantasyland Project, a dance film involving eight Company dancers and eight summer apprentices, all current or recent graduates of the Department of Theatre Arts. The film premieres via a live screening and talkback with the artists on Zoom, Friday, July 31 at 7:00pm EST. A collaboration between Daniel and the cast of sixteen dancers, this virtual project investigates the notion of fantasy through a range of lenses. Through this very socially-distant process, each dancer has been charged with responding to a series of written prompts to spark the conceptual kernel that interests them most. Working with the filmmaker to distill the ideas and ground them in a concrete scenario, the process has necessitated finding a location, and collaborating with the choreographer, costumer, and composer. The project reflects this moment in time as a springboard from which to reflect on the mundane, comedic, dramatic, and the horrific. 

Focus of presentation: Daniel will share a few brief films curated from the Company’s diverse repertory.