DAVID APPEL is a most intriguing choreographer, performer, and teacher. As a solo artist and in the pieces he makes with others, his work speaks directly to audiences through palpable and evocative dancing, where the movement language and moment to moment interaction reverberate, reveling in how things are put together and the subsequent paths this takes us on. Coupled with an uncommon yet highly engaging onstage presence and performance style, in alliance with a shifting assemblage of supporting elements, the work also alludes more or less overtly—often in unexpected ways—to the progression and character of our daily lives, and beyond.

For the past 40 years, David has resolutely followed his own road. Part of what might be dubbed the second generation of post-moderns, he has developed an approach to moving and dance-making that reflects his intense curiosity about the possibilities available to us both individually and collectively. It is highlighted by the search for an ever-greater subtlety and range of articulation, how he addresses the activation of internal and external space, a quirky yet vibrant musicality, and a celebration of the fluid relationship between our dancing selves and the world through which we move. Ultimately, audiences and students alike are invited to re-imagine how we can perceive and connect with all that is around us.