"Marcus Schulkind a modern-dance classicist whose chreography is terse, true and beautifully crafted, offered a program of eight pieces that demonstrate not only what a fine choreographer he is, but also what a fine teacher. His company's sheer confidence makes it wonderful to watch,"

- Christine Temin, The Boston Globe


Marcus Schulkind has been dancing and choreographing for 54 years including performing in the companies of Lar Lubovitch, Kathy Posin, Martha Graham, Pearl Lang, Norman Walker and Batsheva Dance Company of Israel. As a choreographer, he has made pieces for First Night, Inc., Princeton Ballet, Dennis Wayne's Dancers, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre, Elise Monte, National Ballet of Egypt, 5x2 Plus and Dance Partout.

In December 2006, Boston Globe correspondent Karen Campbell named Schulkind's concert in June as one of the top dance events of the year:

On the local modern dance scene, veteran teacher/choreographer Marcus Schulkind celebrated four decades as a dance maker with an engaging concert of career-spanning solos featuring some of his favorite performers. Though Schulkind officially retired a few years ago, he's still turning out some of his best pieces, like the insouciant "Allemande" he created for Elizabeth Waterhouse.

On December 11th and 12th 2004 Marcus presented a concert of his work as a benefit for Green Street Studios. In her review of the concert in the Boston Phoenix, Marcia Siegel commented:

Marcus Schulkind's concerts at Green Street Studios last weekend comprised eight solo dances and lasted about an hour. The evening was satisfying in a way that eludes discussion. Once you note that the room was full of terrific dancers, luscious movement, thoughtful choreography, and real music, you just want to go away by yourself and savor it all.

Christine Temin listed Schulkind's performance in her Boston Globe article appraising the best of dance in 2004:

Marcus Schulkind, who has been choreographing for more than three decades, most of the time in Boston, recently presented an evening of the superb solos for which he's known. The earliest of them, his 1977 signature piece "Job" remains perpetually fresh. Schulkind no longer has his own company: it became too financially draining a venture. That such a talent can't get the necessary support to keep going is sad not only for him, but for his audience.

Please contact Marcus Schulkind for information about his choreography.



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