photograph by thomas palmer


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Daniel McCusker Dance Projects is a member of Boston Dance Alliance, a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt organization. All contributions are fully deductible to the extent allowed by law.


Fri, Feb 12—Sat, Feb 13 | 8 PM

Tickets: $15 for ICA members and students, $30 for nonmembers
Advance tickets:

An exciting evening highlighting the diversity of dance in the Boston region, DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! offers the opportunity to compare four completely different contemporary dance styles born from four distinct traditions. Participating companies include: Daniel McCusker Dance Projects, Navarasa Dance Theater, Jean Appolon Expressions, and a duet by Wendy Jehlen and Lacina Coulibaly. Including a 15-minute performance by each company, DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! will conclude with a discussion among the four choreographers in which they will discuss how different forms of dance informed their own work.

Pre-show talk at 7:30 PM each evening. David Henry, Bill T. Jones Director of Performing and Media Arts at the ICA, and Ruth Birnberg, past Executive Director of Boston Dance Alliance and DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! DANCE! advisor, will discuss the genesis of this program and provide background on each of the companies.

"HEY" and other dances — Sept 18, 19, + 20, 2014

Thursday, Friday + Saturday at 8:00
Center for Arts at the Armory

191 Highland Avenue | Somerville MA

“My dances are local but their references are global. They are in dialogue with dance history and contemporary ideas about making. Centered on movement and sequencing, my dances simultaneously acknowledge the inherent potential of all movement to be dance material and the potential for dance to be a lifelong activity.

This program of new dances features a diverse company of dancers who range in age from twenty to over fifty. I’ve worked with some of them for many years, some have been my students at the Boston Conservatory for the last two years, and others are more seasoned performers whom I’m working with for the first time. Without these particular dancers, these particular dances would not exist.” —DM

See Boston Globe review, Karen Campbell, September 20, 2014


Alison Ball, Leah Bergmann, Janet Blackman, Renée Caso, Dianna Daly, Elijah Dillehay, Kelli Edwards, Joelle Garfi, Emily Jerant-Hendrickson, Cacia LaCount, Crissy Liu, Irene Lutts, Kelsey McCormack, Cheri Opperman, Charles Patterson, Taylor Rodman, Wanda Strukus, Sandra Zarotney

Dances by Daniel McCusker – June 2013

Arranged for the estate garden at 19 Slocum Road
as part of the biennial Lexington Field and Garden Club Tour


photograph courtesy Christine McLaughlin

Saturday, June 8, 2013
Two performances: 12 noon and 2:00

A Tour of Seven Unique Lexington Gardens

The biennial Lexington Field and Garden Club Tour.
19 Slocum Road, An Estate Garden, Garden #1 on the map.

Dances by Daniel McCusker – May 2013

Saturday, May 4, 2013, 8:00
Sunday, May 5, 2013, 5:00

Tufts University

Jackson Gym Dance Lab, 50 Talbot Avenue, Medford MA


Alison Ball, Sarah Baumert, Kemar Bennett, Leah Bergmann, Adriane Brayton, Rebecca Lay, Crissy Liu, Marissa Molinar, Wanda Stukus, Jaclyn Waguespack

Music by Brian Harnetty


Directed by Natalya Baldyga in collaboration with Daniel McCusker

April 11, 12, 13, 18, 19 & 20, 2013

Tufts University
Balch Arena Theater

Curry College

Milton MA
March 20, 2013

Great Friends Dance Festival

Great Friends Meeting House
presented by Island Moving Company
Newport, RI
July 18 & 19, 2012

thisthat show nos.4+5

January 12-21


CENTRAL SQUARE THEATER 450 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Celebrating a broadly defined group of local dance-makers, dance, theater and installation artists, these performances showcase a group who are very different from each other other but all of whom share interests in structure, the possibilities of process and the intuitive. Many of the works present a non-linear and non-narrative field in which moments of connection and beauty are revealed where least expected.

World Music / CRASHarts presents

Friday October 1–2, 2011
Institute of Contemporary Art

Three of Boston’s leading dance companies present world premiere works as well as signature repertory pieces. Choreographer Caitlin Corbett juxtaposes the sublime beauty of everyday movement with the innovation of contemporary dance. Daniel McCusker’s ravishingly pure dances combine rigorous geometrical structure, edgy dynamics and idiosyncratic gestures to demonstrate stories filled with intense emotional content. Kelley Donovan & Dancers create dynamic movement rich in imagery that viscerally expresses transformation by exploring the gray area between the extremes of purely classical modern dance and theatrical narrative.