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DANIEL EZRALOW

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Carving an award-winning career that has expanded the boundaries of dance; masterfully traversed the mediums of live performance, film and television, from modest venues to the world’s greatest stages; with an approach both visceral and imaginative, Mr. Ezralow’s unique style of physical expression has earned him a distinguished international reputation as a groundbreaking artist. He has choreographed Arena and Stadium events in New York City, Rome, Paris, Tokyo, China and other cities around the world including his spectacular creation and staging of The Opening Ceremonies of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He is revered for his live and filmed site-specific installations at the Getty Museum and The Ford Theatre in Los Angeles, Yankee Stadium and the Guggenheim Museum in NYC, The Louvre Museum and The Pompidou Centre in Paris and most recently at Fuksas’s new Center of Congress, “La Nuvola”, Rome. His choreography and aerial creations are currently celebrated in the hit show The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil (10 years running in Las Vegas), the seminal musical film “Across the Universe” Ron Howard’s “How the Grinch Stole Christmas”  and Robert Altman’s  “Pret a Porter”. On Broadway he created the choreography and high flying athletic movement of “Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark”. Mr. Ezralow’s 2017, spectacle collaborations can be viewed in Katy Perry’s  recent award winning video “Chained to the Rhythm,” the 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS,  THE BRIT AWARDS 2017, the infamous MET BALL 2017, Metropolitan Museum and Saturday Night Live, NYC. Mr. Ezralow’s was commissioned in 2015 to conceive, direct and choreograph the new and original dance theater play PEARL, inspired by the life of writer and humanitarian, Pearl S. Buck. The Huffington Post called the  show “a stunning collaborative spectacle of dance, theater, film, music, multi media and history.”  PEARL opened at Lincoln Center’s David H. Koch Theater 2015, toured Canada 2016 and has just completed a 20 city tour of China 2017.

In Tokyo, Mr. Ezralow  conceived, directed and choreographed the critically acclaimed  show, ‘Flying Bodies, Soaring Souls’,  in collaboration with legendary designer Issey Miyake and the award winning Aomori University Men’s Rhythmic Gymnastic Team at the 1964 Olympic Stadium in Tokyo. Mr. Ezralow went on to transform the Mariinsky Theatre (Saint Petersburg), into a rolling wheat field, directing and choreographing a striking visual spectacle, provocatively reinterpreting Igor Stravinsky’s ‘Rite of Spring’, shot live for television and broadcast throughout Russia and other European countries.

Mr. Ezralow’s unique blend of talent, creativity and integrity has fueled exciting collaborations with renown directors, musical and visual artists and celebrated performers around the world.

In television,  Mr. Ezralow conceived and created the award-winning dance special “Windows” (Bravo),  “Episodes” (PBS) – for which he received an Emmy Award, and Josh Groban in Concert (PBS). He received an Emmy nomination for his work on the 70th Annual Academy Awards( ABC). He has also created choreography and concepts for many popular shows including The Academy Awards(2005/1998), The Grammy’s(2017/1999), The Image Awards, CBS Anniversary Special for Israel’s 50th, The Adriano Celantano Special (RAI TV/4 episodes) ,  “The Greatest Show After the Weekend” with Fiorello (RAI TV/4 episodes), Amici(Channel 5/2006-2011), Sanremo Music Festival (RAI TV/2008- 2012/1999/1990). He has directed music videos, created choreography and staged shows for artists including Ludovico Einaudi, Katy Perry, U2, Shania Twain, Josh Groban, Beyonce Knowles, Faith Hill, Andrea Bocelli, Lucio Dalla, Sara Bareilles, Filippa Giordano, Sting, David Bowie, Vittorio Gassman and Ricky Martin. Mr. Ezralow has also been involved with worldwide add campaigns for companies such as Pleats Please Issey Miyake, The Gap, TIM Mobile, Vaseline, Raymond Weil, Lavazza, Fuji XEROX, Morellato, Ilford Film, Cutty Sark, Sapporo Beer, Ariston Appliances,  Hewlett Packard, The 1990 World Cup Soccer and he has captivated viewers with his movement and physical prowess, as Dannon Yogurt’s spokes person for five consecutive years(1999- 2003). Extolled by The Chicago Tribune as “One of the best American dancer choreographers now working on an international scale”  Mr. Ezralow is the artistic director and founder of Ezralow Dance,  a movement based ensemble known internationally for its explosive physicality, originative thought and playful humor and is a home for Mr. Ezralow’s expansive and eclectic body of work. “Ezralow’s expertise in multimedia showmanship and playful optical illusions present a singularly American art form paralleled only by MOMIX (of which he was a founding member) and Pilobolus.”The Philadelphia Inquirer, Marilyn Jackson, 2016. As a director/choreographer, Mr. Ezralow has created fifteen original dance theatre plays that have toured worldwide. “PRIMO PASSO”  had its US premiere at the Wallis Annenberg Center in Los Angeles this July 2017, while “OPEN”, with Ezralow Dance continues on it’s American Tour through 2019. Mr. Ezralow’s multimedia one-man show “MANDALA”, (1998-2002) toured worldwide and was reviewed as a work of “Modern Genius.” Mr. Ezralow has directed and choreographed for Los Angeles Opera, Houston Opera, English National Opera, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Teatro Filarmonico Verona, and Gran Teatro, Roma.  He has directed and choreographed for plays and musicals, including the pre-show at Yankee Stadium for the Pope’s historical visit to NYC and the world tour for the celebrated singer Josh Groban. Other theater credits/tours include: Nutcracker Magic, (Shanghai Cultural Square Theatre, 2013), his dance/theatre show WHY(Ezralow Dance) The Green Bird (Broadway), The Flying Dutchman(LA/Houston Operas), AEROS(ACA Award/world tour), Ezralow & Friends(world tour), Salgari(Teatro Filarmonico), CATS(Italy), Tosca (Gran Teatro, Roma), AIDA(Maggio Musicale), Florinda(The Freud, UCLA) and the ISO Dance(world turs). Mr. Ezralow has been awarded numerous commissions to create new works for Paris Opera Ballet, Batsheva Dance Company, Hubbard Street Dance Company Chicago, Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Rudolph Nureyev and Friends, London Contemporary Dance Company, Helsinki City Dance Theatre, Atlanta Ballet, River North Dance Company, Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, the Fete de l’Humanite, Paris and others. His works continue to be performed in the repertories of premier dance companies worldwide

Mr. Ezralow image has graced the covers and been featured throughout dance photography books and magazines worldwide. He work is the subject of several award winning  documentaries, the most recent coming from film maker Nakano Hiroyuki, on the creation of Ezralow’s latest production and collaboration with Issey Miyake, “Flying Bodies, Souring Souls”, entitled “Flying Bodies”.  Mr. Ezralow’s work has earned him two American Choreography Awards for innovative and outstanding choreography, a Choreographic Media Honors Award, an Emmy Award, Emmy nomination, the Premio Positano (Italy), a Nijinsky Award, an  Ischia Award, a prestigious Friends of Italy award and an NEA Choreographic Fellowship. He is the recipient of the 2016 McCallum Theater Choreographic lifetime achievement award.

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Film
Across The Universe
Choreographer
Revolution / Dir. Julie Taymor
Love And Other Drugs
Choreographer
Pottersville Pictures / Dir. Ed Zwick
How The Grinch Stole Christmas
Choreographer
Universal / Dir. Ron Howard
Camorra
Choreographer
Italy / Dir. Lina Wertmuller
The Vision Of The Sabbath Witches
Choreographer
Italy / Dir. Marco Bellochio
Earth Girls Are Easy
Choreographer
Dir. Julian Temple
Ulysses And The White Whale
Choreographer
Dir. Vittorio Gassman
Casa Riccordi
Choreographer
Italy / Dir. Mauro Bolognini
American Gun
Choreographer
Dir. Alan Jacobs
Just One Night
Choreographer
SFO Films
Television
Israel's 50th Anniversary
Choreographer
Don Mischer Prods.
Olympics Workshop
Choreographer
Five Currents
Ricky Martin CBS
Special Choreographer
CBS / Ricky Martin Enterprises
Josh Groban
Creative Director
PBS Special
San Remo Music Festival
Choreographer
Italy / TV Special
Worldcup Soccer Championships
Choreographer
Italy / TV Special
Episodes
Choreographer
PBS / ISO Dance
Windows
Choreographer
Bravo / Denmark
Beatles Songbook
Choreographer
PBS Special
The Red Shoes Diary
Choreographer
TEARS / Showtime
Hubbard St.
Choreographer
PBS
Award Shows
2017 Brit Awards w/ Katy Perry
Creative Director / Choreographer
59th Grammy Awards w/ Katy Perry
Choreographer
CBS
70th Academy Awards
Choreographer
ABC / Don Mischer Prods.
2001 Grammy Awards w/ Faith Hill & Destiny's Child
Choreographer
CBS / Cossette Prods.
32nd NAACP Image Awards
Choreographer
de Passe Entertainment
78th Annual Academy Awards
Choreographer
ABC / Gil Cates Prods.
Theatre
Pearl
Director / Choreographer
Lincoln Center / Queen Elizabeth Theatre Toronto
Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark
Choreographer
Broadway / Dir. Julie Taymor
Florinda
Choreographer
Dana Broccoli
Flying Dutchman
Choreographer
LA & Houston Grand Opera / Dir. Julie Taymor
The Greenbird
Choreographer
Broadway / Dir. Julie Taymor
Lucio Dalla's TOSCA Associate
Director / Choreographer
Gran Teatro / Rome
Concerts/Tours/Events
Homme Plisse Miyake Fashion Show
Director
Playground 2019
Katy Perry 2017/2018 World Tour
Director
2015 Sochi Olympics Opening Ceremonies
Choreographer
Cirque du Soleil's "Love"
Contributing Choreographer
Cirque du Soleil / Mirage
Russian Women's Rhythmic Gymnastics
Director / Choreographer
81st Anniversary to Rhythmic Gymnastics
Japanese Men's Rhythmic Gymnastics w/ Issey Miyake
Director
Tokyo Show
David Bowie "The Glass Spider" Tour
Choreographer
Josh Groban Debut Tour
Choreographer
Debut Tour
Pat Metheny
Choreographer
Japan Tour
The Adventures of Emilio Salgari
Director / Choreographer
Arena Di Verona, Italy
Mandala
Director / Choreographer
European & South American Tours
Aeros
Director / Contributing Choreographer
Cami/Demoda/Ett
2003 Olympics Arts Festival
Choreographer
Salt Lake City / Don Mischer Productions
Winter Paralympics Opening Ceremonies
Choreographer
The Metball w/ Katy Perry
Stage Director / Choreography
Commercials
Asahi Kasei "La Mousse"
Choreographer
La Mousse
Noritake Chinaware
Choreographer
Japan
Sapporo Beer
Choreographer
Japan
Honey's
Choreographer
Japan / Harvest Films / Dir. Adria Petty
Coca-Cola
Choreographer
USA
Citibank
Choreographer
MJZ Productions
McCain
Choreographer
Motion Theory
Hewlett Packard
Choreographer
Motion Theory
Vaseline "Sheer Infusion"
Choreographer
Biscuit Filmworks
Lexus "40,000 Hours"
Choreographer
Motion Theory
Budweiser Super Bowl
Choreographer
Motion Theory
Target
Choreographer
Motion Theory
Capital One
Choreographer
Motion Theory
Music Videos
Sting "They Dance Alone"
Choreographer
U2 "Even Better Than The Real Thing"
Choreographer
Ricky Martin "Cup of Life"
Choreographer
Andrea Bocelli "O Mare E Tu"
Choreographer
Josh Groban "Giro Con Me Questa Notte"
Choreographer
Giro Con Me Questa Notte
Sarah Bareilles "Gravity"
Choreographer
Gravity
Rose
Choreographer
Corporate
Issey Miyake Fashion
Choreographer
Gold at the Guggenheim
Choreographer
Benefit for AMFAR
Herbalife
Choreographer
Industrial
Honda
Choreographer
2000 Live Stage Event
Raymond Weil Watches
Choreographer
USA
Print
The Papal Visit
Choreographer
SEG Events
Issey Miyake Fashion
Choreographer
USA/Japan
Everready Conductor Battery
Choreographer
USA
Sansui Electric Company
Choreographer
Japan
Tao Yogurt
Choreographer
Italy
Cutty Sark Scotch Whiskey
Choreographer
Japan
GAP Clothing
Choreographer
USA
Xerox Document
Choreographer
Japan
New York Times Men's Fashion
Choreographer
USA

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