Peter Pucci

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Peter Pucci Plus Dancers, founded in 1986, has earned a reputation as one of the leading modern dance companies today. The company is defined by:

An approach to modern dance that bridges the worlds of theater, athletics and the arts

A commitment to making dance and the performing arts accessible to diverse audiences

Educational programs that engage a range of audiences, from troubled youth to aspiring dancers to business executives

Peter Pucci, Artistic Director and Founder, was a principal dancer and choreographer with Pilobolus Dance Theater for nine years before launching his own company. He is among the most sought-after choreographers working today and has created a vast repertory of pieces for his own company, including many works with commissioned scores.

A standard PP+ season includes tours, an engagement in or near New York City, presentation of new choreography, and educational workshops in schools, colleges or festivals. PP+ has enjoyed six successful engagements at The Joyce Theater in New York City since 1990, and made its Broadway debut in 1998 at the New Victory Theater. The company has performed on television and in theaters, schools, opera houses, outdoor festivals and industrial shows throughout the U.S. and Europe. PP+ employs seven dancers for up to 20 weeks each year and brings in additional dancers as needed. The corps of dancers has had remarkably little turnover, allowing Peter to establish and nurture a creative dialogue with a stable group.

One of Peter’s greatest strengths as a choreographer is his ability to spark an interest in dance among diverse audiences. Peter’s work is imbued with a sense of athleticism and humor that, combined with a keen and thoughtful vision and a true integration of music and dance, makes his work appeal to a range of ages and backgrounds. He recognizes the power of music to engage, and his taste in music runs from Mozart and Rachmaninoff to Tommy Dorsey, Prince and k.d. lang. Peter thrives on collaboration and greatly enjoys the combination of live music and dance. He has worked closely with many composers and musicians and has recently commissioned new scores from Nana Simopoulos, Marc Farre, Michael Wolff, Brent Michael Davids and Sloan Wainwright.

For a complete list of company credits, please refer to the Dance page.

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