Shapiro & Smith Dance

Notes from a Seance
Ticket Prices: 
Adult - $29

Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, Shapiro & Smith Dance has earned a reputation for virtuosity, substance, and pure abandon. Notes from a Séance, an evening-length Gothic romance, zeros in on fake spiritualists and features the company's signature biting wit and breathtaking physicality. In this tale of gullible seekers of the unknown, lies a wider moral about hypocrisy and human nature.

The New York Times calls Notes from a Séance “quirky and sharp-witted.” Amidst hysteria and hypnotism, frauds and true-believers, Notes from a Séance is sure to be an otherworldly experience.

About Shapiro & Smith Dance
Dancing with breathtaking physicality and emotional depth, Shapiro & Smith Dance has earned an international reputation for virtuosity, substance, craft, and pure abandonment.

Founded in 1985, the company began as a collaboration between Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith. After meeting in the companies of Murray Louis and Alwin Nikolais, they went on to create their first choreography during a Fulbright Lectureship in Helsinki, Finland. Since then Shapiro and Smith’s blend of contemporary dance and dramatic theater has elicited enthusiastic receptions across the U.S., Europe, Asia and Canada. The company has been presented by major festivals and venues including the Joyce Theater, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors, Dance Theater Workshop, St. Mark’s DanSpace Project, PS 122, Festival di Milano, Teatro de Danza in Mexico City, Recklinghausen RuhrFestSpiele, and the Korean International Festival.

Danial Shapiro died of complications from prostate cancer in 2006. In the years since Shapiro’s death, Smith has taken over as sole artistic director of the company, creating numerous award-winning works.


Apr 19
Fri @ 8:00pm
Apr 20
Sat @ 8:00pm