The Dash Ensemble
CLIENT: SUMMERSTAGE NYC
DIRECTOR / producer: Artur Ratton Kummer
Director of photography, editor: adam weinberg
The DASH has been an independently operated and owned by Gregory Dolbashian since its founding in 2010 debuting with a winter season at JOYCE SoHo. The company has performed all over New York City including major venues such as The JOYCE, NYLA, Guggenheim Works and Process, Central Park SummerStage, NYU’s Jack Crystal Theater, Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Riverside Church Theater and The Skirball Center. The DASH also has engaged in a number of self-produced projects and concerts including shows at The DiMenna Center, Gina Gibney’s Agnes Varis Lab for Performance, The Playground’s AfterDark Series, The CRAWL series and also a film project, “DAYWALKING” with acclaimed fashion film director Charlie Wan. The company has also toured the U.S and been presented by The McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA, at UNC Wilmington at Thalian Hall and also by DanceNOW at MusikFest in PA.
Combining elements of modern, hip-hop, floor work and physical theater, Dolbashian has created his own unique style of contemporary dance with an urban flair. The DASH seeks to bring out relatable human elements in all of its work using its complex and challenging movement language to express ideas about growth, love, loss, war, and determination.
Birthdate (-) Death Date; the dash indicates lifespan. The DASH is life, and everything that our work focuses on is about that life. Regardless of how big or how small, the events that comprise our lives are always epic. These are the feelings and stories that we utilize to connect to our surrounding communities.