The DASH Ensemble has been independently operated and owned by Gregory Dolbashian since its founding in New York City in 2010 with its debut winter season at JOYCE SoHo. The company has performed all over New York City including major venues such as The JOYCE, New York Live Arts, Guggenheim Works and Process, Central Park SummerStage, NYU’s Jack Crystal Theater, Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, Kaatsbaan and The Skirball Center. The DASH Ensemble also has engaged in a number of self-produced projects and concerts including shows at Baryshnikov Arts Center and Gibney Dance Center. The company has also toured the U.S and have produced or been presented nationally by major venues and festivals including ADF in Durham, N.C as well as touring to Los Angeles and Dallas, and since 2020 has created a new base of operations in the DFW metroplex expanding their reach through film/multimedia projects, educational workshop opportunities, open invitations to rehearsal process, and curated panel discussions, and live performance, including having made its Moody Performance Hall debut in July of 2022.
Combining elements of dynamic contemporary dance forms, and physical theater with practices in visual magic and illusionistic effects, DASH founder Gregory Dolbashian has created his own unique language of storytelling through movement. The DASH seeks to bring out relatable human elements and pushes theatrical boundaries in all of its work using its complex and challenging movement language to express ideas about growth, love, loss, conflict, and consciousness.
Birthdate (--) Death Date; the dash indicates lifespan. The DASH is life, and everything that our work focuses on is about that life. Regardless of how big or how small, the events that comprise our lives are always epic. These are the feelings and stories that we utilize to connect to our surrounding communities.
Guided and founded by artistic director Gregory Dolbashian,
The DASH Ensemble is a diverse company of performers with a shared commitment to expanding physical and theatrical boundaries of contemporary dance in the twenty-first century. Through live performances, film/multimedia projects, educational workshop opportunities, open invitations to rehearsal processes, and curated panel discussions, The DASH aims to connect and further highlight the art of dance to our surrounding communities and audiences locally and abroad.