To move… to jump… to dance… to escape gravity and the homogeneity of society and become yourself. Life is a marvelous kaleidoscope of countless simple actions that are as unique as each and every one of us. The expression of life is in itself a dance… even the most imperceptible shiver can be beautiful. – Daniel Ezralow
Daniel Ezralow has made an award-winning career expanding the boundaries of dance. From his beginnings as a dancer with 5×2 Plus, the Lar Lubovitch Dance Company, Pilobolus, and the Paul Taylor Dance Company, Ezralow’s professional life has grown to include work as a director and choreographer. He has, over decades, masterfully traversed the mediums of live performance, film and television, from modest venues to the world’s greatest stages. With a directorial approach both visceral and imaginative, his unique style of physical expression has earned him a distinguished international reputation as a groundbreaking artist.
Daniel Ezralow has conceived, directed and choreographed the new and original dance theater play PEARL, inspired by the life of writer and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck, which opened at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater 2015. The Huffington Post called it, “a stunning collaborative spectacle of dance, theater, film, music, multi media and history.” To bring to life the legend of Pearl, Ezralow traveled to Zhenjiang, China to research Pearl’s extraordinary journey. In China he conducted intensive dance workshops, discovering new international talent to complement Ezralow Dance Company’s signature performers, in this unique multi-cultural collaboration. PEARL is currently touring: premiering in Vancouver, Montreal and China in 2016. In Tokyo, Daniel Ezralow conceived, directed and choreographed the critically acclaimed show, ‘Flying Bodies, Soaring Souls’, in collaboration with legendary designer Issey Miyake. Ezralow also transformed the Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg), into a rolling wheat field, creating and directing a striking visual spectacle, provocatively reinterpreting Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’.
As a director/choreographer, Ezralow has created fifteen original dance theatre plays that have toured internationally to glowing reviews.