The company’s work is primarily conceptual and impressionistic. The influence of cultural diversity, social and cultural norms, and religious beliefs on human identity are the focal topics of interest in our work.
In a highly collaborative process, we use folk dance, religious rituals, social dancing, modern and contemporary dance, and improvisation as foundations for Amirov Dance Theater’s work. We treat choreographic composition as a multi-disciplinary endeavor, and develop all performance elements from movement to music to set design and costuming in symbiosis during the process.
Alexandra Amirov was born in the Caucasus Mountains of Russia, moved to Israel when she was five years old, and immigrated to the United States at the age of eighteen. While in Israel Alexandra studied ballroom dancing with the leading Israeli ballroom dance company Tsizapers.
In NYC, she joined the renowned Eddie Torres Latin Dance Company, performing with them for six years. Alexandra got her MA in Dance and Education from Hunter College.
In 2012, Alexandra received the Best Choreography Award from Hunter College for her piece Shiva’h, and the Director’s Choice Award from the Gowanus Arts Center for her piece Black Cuts, Body. In 2013, Alexandra started Amirov Dance Theater. The company’s work has been presented in New York City at The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Dixon Place, The Green Space, Movement Research, The Gowanus Arts Center, The Sheen Center, La MaMa Moves, The Tank and The Hudson Guild Theater.