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David Parker

Dance Composition Teacher

Barnard College

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Barnard College

3009 Broadway Frnt 1

New York City, New York,10027

United States

Company Description

The idea was bold for its time. Founded in 1889, Barnard was the only college in New York City, and one of the few in the nation, where women could receive the same rigorous and challenging education available to men. Today, as the world-renowned liberal arts ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Dance Composition Teacher

Hunter College

Visiting Professor

Princeton University

Dance Composition Teacher

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Dance Composition Teacher

The Juilliard School


The Bang Group


The Dance Complex

Guggenheim Fellow

Danspace Project

Board Member

Boston Dance Alliance

Board Member

Action Inc

Board Member

Columbia University

Charles H. Revson Fellow

The Field

Board Member

Pink Ribbons Project Inc


Lar Lubovitch Dance Company

Principal Member

Guggenheim Foundation


Nikolais Dance Theatre


Green Street Studios

Board Member


Member of the Committee

Bessie Awards Committee and Pentacle


Pentacles Help Desk



modern dance

Bard College

nonfiction filmmaking

Columbia University


University of Alabama

DD Dorvillier


University of Wisconsin

Web References(193 Total References)

Festival Teaching Artists' Bios | The Dance Complex - Boston/Cambridge, MA

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David Parker, together with Jeffrey Kazin, directs The Bang Group, a New York City-based, contemporary dance company devoted to exploring the rhythmic potential of the dancing body.
In addition to his work for The Bang Group, Parker has made over 45 works for both modern and ballet companies, college and university dance departments, festivals and soloists. Parker currently serves as professor of dance composition at Barnard College and Maryount University and as choreographic mentor at The Juilliard School. He has recently been visiting professor at Princeton University, Hunter College and SUNY Purchase as well as teaching composition at the Alvin Ailey School for 15 years.

10 HAIRY LEGS - Collaborators

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David Parker
DAVID PARKER is a 2013 Guggenheim fellow for choreography. In 1995 Parker founded The Bang Group, a company devoted to his love of rhythmic form and the humor and connection it brings to artists and audiences alike. TBG has toured extensively though the U.S. and Europe. In addition to his work with The Bang Group, he has created over 30 commissioned works for dance companies, universities, festivals and soloists both here and abroad. He has won awards for his work in The Netherlands, Germany and Monaco and has won community awards from Dancers Responding to AIDS, Dance Theater Workshop and The Gibney Dance Center. His notorious Velcro duet was given a New York Dance and Performance Award for Design in 2002. Mr. Parker teaches dance composition at The Juilliard School, Barnard College, Hunter College and The Alvin Ailey School and was visiting professor at Princeton University and SUNY Purchase. He writes regularly about dance for Dance Magazine and The Brooklyn Rail and has served as an artist/curator for Danspace Project's Platform Series (Rhythm and Humor), Gotham Arts Focus Dance, 92nd Street Y's Fridays at Noon and, for the past three seasons, at The Yard's annual Tap the Yard Festival on Martha's Vineyard. www.thebanggroup.com.

New Board Members - BDA

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This fall, BDA added three new Board members: David Parker, Connie Chin and Ted Joyce.
David and Connie - who was formerly general manager of Jacob's Pillow - are old friends of the dance community, and Ted is a newer enthusiast. David Parker David Parker spent his childhood in Lynnfield, Massachusetts and started his career studying tap and ballet in Boston. He formed his own company, The Bang Group in 1995,which tours widely throughout the United States and Europe. TBG has enjoyed a second home in Boston since being resident company at Summer Stages Dance for 13 seasons, in addition to appearing at the ICA, Out on the Edge Festival (Theater Offensive,) First Night Boston, and elsewhere. TBG Group is currently company-in-residence at The Yard on Martha's Vineyard where Parker serves as co-curator for the percussive dance festival Tap the Yard. Recipient of a 2013 Guggenheim Fellowship in Choreography, Parker has created over 40 commissioned works for ballet and modern companies, universities, soloists and theater artists. He has taught at many institutions including Julliard, Princeton, and Barnard College. Catch David's choreography for The Bang Group's when his prize-winning Nut/Cracked will be presented at Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art December 18-20, 2015.

Choreographers and guests involved in past and present shows

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Her work also continues to be produced internationally with David Parker and the Bang Group in venues throughout North America and Europe.
David Parker David Parker founded his New York City-based dance company, The Bang Group in 1996 to pursue his interest in the percussive possibilities of the dancing body. His work is wide-rangingly anarchic and subversive but always tempered by an abiding love of formalism. Mr. Parker was commissioned to create a new work for the Juilliard Dance Division's freshman class in the fall of 2006, will begin a new collaboration with long-term colleague Sara Hook in August 2006 and will be back at Dance Theater Workshop with an evening of new work in the spring of 2007. Parker teaches dance composition at Barnard College and The Alvin Ailey School, serves on the board of directors of The Field and Danspace Project and is a member of the Bessie Awards Committee.

Summer Stages Dance at Concord Academy | www.summerstagesdance.org

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Jeffrey Kazin has been dancing with David Parker for over 22 years and almost exclusively for David for the last 19.
As a principal dancer with The Bang Group Jeffrey has created many original roles both domestically and internationally and has had the opportunity to teach and set David Parker's work on students and companies throughout the U.S. In additional to his dancing roles with TBG, Jeffrey is also a Director, CFO, sometimes Graphic Designer, General Factotum and serves on its Board of Directors. David Parker David Parker is, with Jeffrey Kazin, Director of The Bang Group, a choreographic meeting place for artists and audiences who wish to engage in lively dialogue with the show business, classical and contemporary dance traditions which surround us. David serves on the faculties of The Julliard School, Barnard College and The Alvin Ailey School where he teaches dance composition. Nic first worked with David Parker and The Bang Group at Summer Stages Dance in Concord in 2002 and joined TBG as a full company member in 2005.

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