Seán Curran‘s (CBA ’17) career in dance and the performing arts spans 30 years and includes awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York Foundation for the Arts, the Jerome Robbins Foundation, the O’Donnell-Green Music and Dance Foundation, the New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” awards, and many others. His contemporary dance ensemble, Seán Curran Company, was founded in 1997 and has toured internationally to over 85 venues and presented New York City seasons at prestigious venues such as Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Joyce Theater, and Dance Theater Workshop. In addition to work for his own company, Curran is a sought-after choreographer and director for opera and theater and serves as the Chair of the Department of Dance at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.
The Bosie Dances
At CBA, Curran worked on a suite of dances inspired by the character Lord Alfred Douglas (nicknamed Bosie) from Theodore Morrison’s opera Oscar, set at the turn of the 20th century and based on the trials and imprisonment of Oscar Wilde.