On being chosen as DOTL's 2019 recipient - "I participated in the past with Kyle Marshall Choreography as a dancer and can attest to how Dance On The Lawn gave a sense of community and mentorship that wove its way into the dance itself. I am excited to deepen relationships as I present new work in New Jersey. I am grateful for the support to continue my creative research from a place that values dance, community, joy and how they intersect. In spaces like this you can release into the push and pleasure of your work."
BIO: Oluwadamilare (Dare) Ayorinde is a Nigerian American freelance dancer and maker living in New Jersey. After graduating from Rutgers University, where he received The Marjery J. Turner Prize for Choreography. He has worked with Colleen Thomas, Bill Young, Netta Yerushalmy, Company SBB, Kayla Farrish, Douglas Dunn, The Trisha Brown Dance Company and his dear friends Kyle Marshall and Miriam Gabriel + Carlo Antonio Villanueva. He has taught workshops at Recess, Teaneck High School and assisted teaching for Kyle Marshall Choreography at Desales University and Mulhenburg College. He finds inspiration in the artistic markings and dancing of Myssi Robinson.
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