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Richard Daniels

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Richard Daniels



Richard Daniels's Dances for an iPhone uses technology as a medium in order to transmit modern dance to the general public. It's first three volumes have more than 15,000 downloads in over 110 countries.
Dance and music have always generated the heartbeat of Daniels's artistic passion. As a child, he studied piano, performing in recitals, concerts, and musical productions. His formal dance studies began with Valentina Litvinoff at Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, NY) where he received a Fine Arts degree in photography. As an arts manager, consultant and producer during the 1980's, he worked with dance and theater companies all across America.
But for Richard Daniels, the experience of living with HIV disease led to a rebirth. These circumstances propelled him to reconnect with dance as an instrument of his healing. After 15 years offstage, he resumed dance studies. Since his debut at 1995 Day without Art Remember Project (Dancers Responding to AIDS, Danspace at St. Marks Church, NYC), he has since performed in numerous venues in the US and Canada.
A background in disparate forms fuels and informs Daniels's vision. His work has received support from the Bossak/Heilbron Foundation, Meet the Composer, the Muriel McBrien Kauffman Foundation and the Jerome Robbins Foundation. Dances for an iPhone has been celebrated at the Lincoln Center Dance on Camera Festival, the Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Gibney Dance Center, Movement Talks at 92nd St. Y, and the Baryshnikov Arts Center.



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