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About Zehnder Dance

ZEHNDER DANCE is a New York and Massachusetts-based contemporary dance company known for its commanding physicality, boldness and architectural precision, seeking to challenge, excite and surprise the mind through the power of the moving body. The company was established in 2010 to showcase Artistic Director Sarah Zehnder’s articulate and intense vision, which draws upon her feminist research.

The company’s working method stems from the need to connect while maintaining individuality thus creating a community where human physical connection is most important. Whether through architectural placement of bodies in and through space or complex partnering within duets and trios, there is the constant desire to form relationships that evoke emotion and attention to the human experience while also embracing the uniqueness of the individual.


Since founding her New York City based company Zehnder Dance in 2010, Zehnder has been produced by numerous prestigious festivals including Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, The Women in Dance Festival in both Chicago and New York City, DUMBO Dance Festival in Brooklyn, and the Midwest Regional Alternative Dance Festival in Kalamazoo. Her work has been presented at Gowanus Arts, Triskelion Arts Center, Dixon Place, Ailey Citigroup Theatre, Manhattan Movement and Arts Center, 92nd Y, Greenspace, and the Center for Performance Research (CPR).

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