Gaspard&Dancers (G&D), formed in 2009, by former Pilobolus dancer Gaspard Louis. It is based in Durham North Carolina. In a city with a rich, diverse community of artists, performers and creative energies, opportunities for collaboration abound. G&D has worked with local musicians and composers such as, Mallarme Chamber Players, Randall Love and Joshua Starmer. In addition, the company worked with photographer Robin Gallant, dance and film festivals.
Since its inception, G&D has successfully produced an annual performance season at Duke University. It has also been presented at the Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts in New York City, Cape Fear Stage in Wilmington, NC Museum of Art in Raleigh, and Bermuda as well as across North Carolina as part of the NC Dance Festival. Most recently, G&D has been invited to perform the Earthquake Trilogy created by Gaspard Louis, at the 18thannual International Festival of Contemporary Dance “Isadora” located in the city of Krasnoyark, Siberia, Russia
Gaspard Louis (Founder/Artistic Director)
Haitian-born Gaspard founded Gaspard&Dancers (G&D) in 2009. He received his BFA from Montclair State University and his MFA from Hollins University/American Dance Festival (ADF) program. Prior to forming his own company, Gaspard performed and taught worldwide with Pilobolus and has been a guest teacher at Duke University, Elon University and NC Central University. Currently, he directs the American Dance Festival’s year-round creative movement outreach program, ADF Project Dance, providing free dance classes to children throughout the Triangle, including Central Park School for Children where he shares his love for the arts with K-4th graders. His goal and passion is to expose as many children as possible to the dance art form.