Shapiro & Smith Dance

Fool’s Errand
Ticket Prices: 
Adult - $29
Goodale Theater

Shapiro & Smith Dance returns for an evening of dance featuring the company’s signature blend of biting wit and captivating physicality. The works run the gamut of human emotion as Shapiro & Smith’s company of dancers tell stories of humor and heartbreak; triumph and despair.

The program will feature the world premiere of Fool’s Errand by artistic director and award-winning choreographer Joanie Smith, dealing with the passion we invest in lost causes in love and war. Shapiro & Smith will also reprise 2015’s uproariously funny The Ophelia’s.

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 @ 7:30pm
Apr 20
Sat @ 7:30pm