Dance Initiative hosts Artists In Residence Dylan Crossman & Company at The Launchpad Aug. 5-11.
Dylan Crossman grew up in the south of France and received his Bachelor’s degree from the Laban Centre in London. He moved to New York ten years ago and has danced for various choreographers including Brian Brooks, Wally Cardona and Sean Cúrran. Dylan joined the Merce Cunningham Dance Company in 2009 and was a part of the company’s final tour. Now living the freelance life, he works with Kimberly Bartosik/ Daela, Sally Silvers, Ryan McNamara, Megan Williams and Pam Tanowitz Dance. He is on faculty at the Cunningham Trust, CUNY Purchase and Burklyn Ballet Theater (VT). Dylan's own company, Crossman Dans(c)e, looks at identity issues within the frame of formalism and the beauty in vulnerability. A 2016 Schonberg Residency fellow at David White's The Yard, Dylan was also presented by David Parker as a part of Gibney's Double Plus series in 2016 and by Abrons Art Center in 2017, thanks to Jay Wegman and a Jerome Robbins Foundation grant. Dylan also works with children as well as adults, introducing them to Merce Cunningham's creative ideas and philosophy. Crossman will be dancing with Sumi Clements, Jason Collins, and Christine Flores. Learn more about Dylan Crossman.