Finding such strong emotional connection along with such deep and spacious movement is a rarity in dance today.
—Stephanie Deere, Broadway World, March 19, 2013
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company was founded by Artistic Director Igal Perry in 1984 and has since been a powerhouse of energetic and evocative dance. Mr. Perry’s choreography, which is rooted in ballet, is known for being timelessly elegant and brilliantly musical. The company employs ten classically trained dancers and several apprentices, from Japan, The Netherlands, Canada, USA, Spain, and Colombia. Together with Executive Director Yarden Ronen, Perry has structured the Company to explore movement and design with an emphasis on performing diverse repertory by notable choreographers. This repertory is featured in the annual New York Season, which serves as a launch pad for new works and touring performances both nationally and internationally. As a part of its non-profit identity, Peridance Contemporary Dance Company offers free classes and outdoor showcases to charitable organizations and schools throughout New York City. These offerings, in addition to residency work and commissions from colleges and conservatories, round out a full roster of creative and educational activities.
Peridance Contemporary Dance Company is excited to continue its three decade-long tradition of creating and performing powerful dance that inspires audiences worldwide.