WOLF & SWAN is a modern dance company based in New York City. We tell stories. Movement is our language, understood all over the world. In harmony with music, we touch and express emotions in which all people can feel seen and heard.
We celebrate the magic of beauty and compassion to bridge divides together with our audiences and bring humanity into the world.
OUR PLANS For 2023/2024
We are delighted to present a full-length stage production of DRAGONBLOOD,
a feminist retelling of the famed Nibelungenlied epic and a legendary reflection on moral responsibility rooted in Norse myth.
We´re also looking forward to premiere of NEAR DISTANCE,
a humorous ballet consisting of five short stories that tell of life in virtual worlds, and the impact of social media on social behavior and our daily lives. The piece will be presented in collaboration with video and design artists.
Following the acclaimed debut of BRAVE STEPS at Braga International Video Dance Festivals (Portugal), WorldFest-Houston International Film Festival, Manifest Dance-Film Festival (India) and Exeter Dance International Festival (UK) we´re proud to present two new short dance movies:
BIRD SONG IN SILENCE and AN OCEAN AWAY.
These will be premiered as part of our ongoing effort to share our love of movement with a wider global audience so people around the world can enjoy the dance of WOLF & SWAN.
Thank you for considering a donation to WOLF & SWAN.
Your support means the world to us as it helps us cover the costs of productions, rehearsals and dancers’ salaries.
WOLF & SWAN Patrons are vital members of our growing family. Your generous support helps create uplifting experiences and new opportunities to share the vision of WOLF & SWAN.
We are pleased to offer benefits and special occasions that bring you closer to the WOLF & SWAN Dance Company:
Exclusive members-only information and updates
Invitation to join open rehearsals
Invitation to an intimate reception and preview of the dance movie night
Special recognition in performance programs
Each donor will be recognized on our website.
A season poster autographed by WOLF & SWAN dancers
Contributions to The Field earmarked for WOLF & SWAN LLC are tax- deductible to the extent allowed by law. We feel honored to have you on board!
SHADOW OF A DRAGONWING,
a trilogy of pieces examining
the courage, humility, and autonomy we need to reclaim our power to act rather than re-act, and to boldly counter misanthropy with philanthropy and a global sense of responsibility.
WOLF & SWAN DANCE MOVIE NIGHT focus on love of beauty, inviting viewers to place their full trust in art as a means of fighting back against indifference. One example is our celebrated dance film
BRAVE STEPS (15 min).
MEET THE FOUNDER
I am Wilma Casal,
dancer, choreographer, and the founding director of both WOLF & SWAN Company and The Common Blue DANCE Studio.
In my search for the origins of social and emotional discrepancies, I’ve crafted works that engage themes of ancestry, dignity, and responsibility. My movement vocabulary is grounded in the Martha Graham technique, celebrating the grace, beauty, and clarity of human motion.
My pieces have been presented at Baruch Performing Arts Center, La MaMA Experimental Theatre Club’s Ellen Stewart Theatre, Williamsburg Movement & Arts Center, Dixon Place, The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater, Jennifer Muller/The Works, Hudson Guild Theater, Theater 71 at Blessed Sacrament, and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, as well as at the House of Russian Culture and Haus Schwarzenberg in Berlin, Braga International Video Dance Festival, Manifest Dance Film Festival and Houston International Film Festival.