Awards & Winners

David Gordon

Date of Birth 14-July-1936
Place of Birth Lower East Side
(New York City, New York, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Playwright, Choreographer, Dancer, Screenwriter, Theatre Director, Actor
David Gordon is a dancer, choreographer, writer, actor and theatrical director prominent in the world of postmodern dance and performance. Based in New York City, Gordon's work has been seen in major performance venues across the United States, Europe, South America and Japan, and has appeared on television on PBS's Great Performances and Alive TV, and the BBC and Channel 4 in Great Britain. Twice a Guggenheim Fellow, Gordon has been a panelist of the dance program panels of the National Endowment for the Arts and the New York State Council on the Arts, and chairman of the former. He is a member of the Actors Studio, and a founder of the Center for Creative Research. Gordon is married to Valda Setterfield, a dancer and actress born in England, who was for 10 years a featured soloist with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company. She appears regularly in Gordon's work, and has been referred to as his "muse". Their son, playwright and actor Ain Gordon, has collaborated with Gordon on a number of projects.

Awards by David Gordon

Check all the awards nominated and won by David Gordon.


Obie Award for Special Citations
Honored for : The Family Business


Obie Award for Special Citations
Honored for : The Mysteries and What's So Funny


Nominations 1988 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Classical Music or Dance Programming Great Performances: Dance in America
David Gordon's Made in U.S.A.