MEET GREGORY DOLBASHIAN // Chapter 4 Artist

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Gregory Dolbashian is an internationally renowned choreographer and the Artistic Director of the DASH Ensemble. He is a recipient of The Bessie Schoenberg Residency at The Yard, winner of The Pretty Creatives Competition for Northwest Dance Project, and of The Hubbard Street 2 International Choreographic Competition. Schools, universities, and dance companies across the country have commissioned his highly sought-after work. Most recently, Gregory participated in ABT Principal Daniil Simkin’s INTENSIO, collaborating on a work with for members of American Ballet Theatre. In addition to his choreography, Gregory, alongside Loni Landon, is the co-founder of The Playground, a choreographic initiative that was voted 25 to Watch in 2013 by Dance Magazine.

Gregory brings to CRAWL: Chapter 4 DASHOW. Bridging the physical and athletic demands of a dance artist coupled with the depth, bravery, and vulnerability of a theatrical performer, DASHOW is an honest storytelling of the universal experiences of transitioning from childhood to adulthood. Aimed at revealing the moments we often seek to hide from the world around us, DASHOW contains moments of humor, intensity, emotion, and vulnerability, all painted with the texture of The DASH’s signature contemporary dance style with an urban flair.

"This piece has been a year and a half in the making. It is meant to expose the honesty and vulnerability that we as people keep from the world, both in humorous and tragic instances. The storytelling comes from that universal experience of transitioning from childhood to adulthood."