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Doug has been commissioned to make a new piece with the dancers of Paul Taylor’s American Modern Dance!

Click here to see the announcement in The New York Times.  






Fans of Lenny Bruce and Buster Keaton can rejoice: Doug Elkins, “one of the most musical, witty and inventive choreographers of his generation” (Roslyn Sulcas, The New York Times), will bring laughter and wittiness to the next Incubator Series at the Mark Morris Dance Center — a two-day intensive for professional and advanced dancers. Register today before it sells out!


March 17 and 18, 12-3PM | $50

Mark Morris Dance Center | 3 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217

For experienced and professional dancers

Click here for registration information!



Check out the profile of a rehearsal day with Doug and the dancers in DANCE MAGAZINE by Siobhan Burke!



Click here for upcoming 2015 – 2016 tour dates!


Doug Elkins’ repertory of 38 works was created with funding from, among others, The Pew Charitable Trust, The Jerome Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Performance Arts, The Greenwall Foundation, Dance Theater Workshop’s First Light and Public Imaginations programs, Sequoia Foundation, Altria, and The National Endowment for the Arts.


Citation, 2008 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for FrÓ“ulein Maria
“For creating a tender, rollicking excursion at Joe’s Pub called Fräulein Maria, which took us from the snow-capped peaks of Hollywood through the worlds of “downtown” dance, Martha Graham, Willi Ninja, Balanchine, Hip-Hop, Voguing, Stepping, stomping, whirling, and flying like wild geese with the moon on their wings.”


Citation, 1997 New York Dance and Performance Award (Bessie) for Sustained Achievement
For walking the walk as well as talking the talk, not to mention utterly tanking what’s left of post-modernist pretension, all the while fashioning a singular provocative poetics of dancing, in The Stuff of Recoiling and Center My Heart.


  • Repertory (selected)
  • Hapless Bizarre 2014
  • Mo(or)town/Redux 2012
  • Fraulein Maria 2006
  • Wrench(ed) 2001
  • Wholly Matrimony 2000
  • Last Train To Philly 1999-2000
  • In Winter Stand 1999
  • Bipolarbear NOS 1998
  • Center My Heart 1996
  • Roda 1997
  • Narcoleptic Lovers 1995
  • Bite the Wax Tadpole 1995
  • Scott, Queen of Marys 1994
  • The Stuff of Recoiling 1992
  • Where Was Yvonne Rainer When I Had Saturday Night Fever? 1991
  • Mo(or)town 1990
  • The Testosterone Diversions 1989
  • The Patrooka Variations 1988