Dan Wagoner

Dan Wagoner is a renowned American modern dance choreographer. He danced with Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham and Paul Taylor, and for twenty-five years he directed his own New York-based company, “Dan Wagoner and Dancers”. He choreographed more than 55 dances for his company, which performed throughout the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe, and Asia, as well as presented annual seasons in New York. From 1989 to 1990, Wagoner was the Artistic Director of the London Contemporary Dance Theater. He has taught at Harvard Summer Dance and Bates Summer Dance programs, and at numerous universities and festivals in the U.S. and abroad, most recently at Summer Stages Dance. Wagoner was a Distinguished Guest Artist at Connecticut College and is currently on the faculty at Florida State University.

Living Legacy | 2003- 2004

Documentation Project

In 2003, as Montgomery Hall was being renovated and plans were underway for MANCC, the Chair of the then FSU Department of Dance, Elizabeth Patenaude invited Dan Wagoner to re-stage Dolly Sods: After the Flood on FSU Dance students. Dolly Sods originally premiered in 1991 at the Joyce Theater and was performed by Randy James, Patricia Plascak, Kaela San Lee, Lisa Wheeler, Tommy Neblett, Ellis Wood and Keith A. Thompson. 

While the re-staging was an exceptional opportunity for students, and ultimately for Florida State, who later went on to hire Wagoner full-time, a large portion of the residency was spent exploring documentation techniques with FSU Faculty member Tim Glenn. This experience helped lay the groundwork for future documentation efforts at MANCC with videographers in residence.

Collaborator in Residence: Lisa Wheeler

Featured Artist

Faye Driscoll

February 22 - 24
Carolina Performing
Arts, UNC Chapel Hill


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