Sean Donovan


I'm currently in development and rehearsals for three new projects to premiere in 2014 and 2015. I'm rehearsing with Faye Driscoll and will perform in her new work premiering in March 2014 at Danspace Project. I'm rehearsing with Jane Comfort and Company for our newest piece to premiere in 2014. I'm also researching and developing a new work with The Builders Association to premiere at Montclair University in January 2015.

In August I produced, co-directed, and performed with Sebastián Calderón Bentin in our newest collaboration, 18 1/2 Minutes. Donovan & Calderón have also launched a new website which you can check out here.

In July I danced in Mark Dendy's Ritual Cyclical at Lincoln Center's Hearst Plaza as part of the Out of Doors Festival. It was a huge work featuring 80 dancers and the music of the Kronos Quartet.

In May I performed in Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin's exhibition at HERE Arts Center entitled A Marriage: Part 1 Suburbia. ! Click here for a link to the NY Times Review.

In April I performed with Witness Relocation in Chuck Mee's Eterniday. at La MaMa E.T.C. To learn more about it and read some of the great press we received, visit the company website here.

In November, 2012 I was an artist in residence at Stanford University, CA teaching and creating a new work with Sebastián Calderón Bentin. The piece, 18 1/2 Minutes investigates the mysterious gap from the 1972 Nixon Tapes. It was the second full-evening Donovan & Calderón project, following the success of last year's The Climate Chronicles at Stanford and the Incubator Arts Project in NYC.

October, 2012 was an exciting month performing with The Builders Association in the New York premiere of House/Divided. The work was part of the 30th anniversary of the Next Wave Festival and marked my debut performances at the legendary Brooklyn Academy of Music. You can read the New York Times review here.

Current/Recent Projects

18 1/2 Minutes

August 22nd - 25th, 2013
By Donovan & Calderón


Ritual Cyclical

July 24th and 25th 2013 at 6:00pm
Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
By Mark Dendy


A Marriage: Part 1 Suburbia

April 23rd- May 4th 2013
HERE Arts Center
By Nick Vaughan and Jake Margolin



April 4th - 21st 2013
La MaMa E.T.C
By Witness Relocation

Part One: Of the Mountains

March 23rd 2013
Danspace Project
Leslie Cuyjet and Sean Donovan
Free and Open to the Public!


18 1/2 Minutes

November 29th-December 2nd 2012
Stanford University
By Donovan & Calderón
World Premiere



October 24th - 27th 2012
BAM Harvey
The Builders Association
Directed by Marianne Weems