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Area of WorkContemporary Dance
In his early career, Daniel worked as a dancer with Michael Clark and Matthew Hawkins, as well as appearing as Tadzio in Britten’s Death In Venice at Glyndebourne.
After moving to the Big Apple, aged 20, Daniel worked for many years with Merce Cunningham, performing around the world in theatres including Palais Garnier & Théâtre de la Ville (Paris), Staatsoper unter den Linden & Schiller Theater (Berlin), the Roundhouse, the Barbican, Tate Modern (London), Festival Theatre (Edinburgh), Kennedy Center (DC), New York State Theater, Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Rose Theater & City Center (NYC); with musicians including Radiohead, John Paul Jones, Sigur Rós, Takehisa Kosugi & Sonic Youth.
He was a core member (actor, videographer, musician) of Marisela La Grave's inter-media group Magnetic Laboratorium for many years, and has worked with, (among others), Philippe Parreno, John Kelly, Irish Modern Dance Theatre, Paulina Olowska.
In 2013/14 he was Curator for the Dance Program for the exhibit Dancing Around the Bride: Cage, Cunningham, Johns, Rauschenberg, and Duchamp at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In 2018 he performed a free-improv trio as part of the Hoping for Palestine benefit with guitarist Thurston Moore and drummer Steve Noble, with an audience of 1,700 people at London’s Roundhouse.
His 2019 staging projects for the Merce Cunningham Trust include Night of 100 Solos: A Centennial Event — for the occasion of Merce Cunningham’s 100th birthday — at London’s Barbican, as well as staging Merce’s work on the Royal Ballet and Dance On Ensemble.
Qualifications / Educational Background
Daniel Squire was born in Halifax, UK. He studied dance at White Lodge and at the Rambert school, concurrent with working as a percussionist in several semi-professional orchestras in Yorkshire and London.
Daniel has been on faculty at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance since 2015. He also teaches internationally to various colleges and companies.