Dances for an iPhone, created, choreographed and produced by Richard
Daniels, presents an innovative way to look at and disseminate dance on camera.
Mr. Daniels charts new territory in bringing modern dance to a wider audience
in this App for iPhones, iPads, iPod Touches. Dances for an iPhone creates
a new category of App with purely cultural content. This App allows the viewer
to interactively choose from a collection of short dance movies by Richard
Daniels, to be issued serially.
Dances for an iPhone
Volume 1 features six
movies of five extraordinarily
Carmen de Lavallade,
Deborah Jowitt, Regina
Larkin, Christine Redpath, and Megan Williams. The New York Times called
Volume 1 “starkly elegant” and “a little jewel of art.” The Baryshnikov Arts Center
named Richard Daniels an artist in residence in order to create this volume.
Volume 2 will include dance
movies featuring: Margie Gillis (Music by Frideric Handel);
Stephen Pier and Miki
Orihara (to a score by Arvo
Part); Risa Steinberg (dancing
to Purcell), and Christine Wright (previewing one movie from Volume 3’s all-
Scriabin suite). Molissa Fenley dances the same dance to two different tracks
– one an original score by Gerald Busby, and the other a text by Richard Daniels.
Volume 3 is an all-Scriabin
prelude suite. Drawn
from original improvisational
material by Richard Daniels (in a 5-segment movie),
four other dancers
interpret that original material in seven movies. Those performers include:
David Leventhal, Barbara Mahler, Jason McDole, and Christine Wright.