selected works of Eric Dunlap


Eric Dunlap has created video designs for dance and theater, interactive video installations for museums, and live mix video performances for concerts and special events.  A former dancer, choreographer, producer from New York, he currently he lives in Berlin where he pursues his work as a video artist. 

A thirty year veteran of the performing arts, he spent his formative years as a principle dancer with the Alwin Nikolais / Murray Louis Dance Company, and has danced with various modern dance and opera companies. He was co-founder and Executive Director of Forward Motion Theater from 1995 - 2012. Pursuing a mission to explore movement and technology, the company created works combining physical performance and digital media, produced VJs and audiovisual artists, and curated collaborations in multi-media performance. 

Since moving to Berlin in 2011, he works as a video designer and technician, and continues to build works combining dance and video. 



Video Design for “OUR CLASS” Arleklin Players Theater, BAM Fisher, NYC (2024)

Live Stream Design for “The Gaaga” Arlekin Players Theater, Boston (2023)

Video Design for “JUST TELL NO ONE” Arlekin Players Theater, Lincoln Center, NYC & Boston (2023)

Live Stream Design for “The Orchard” Arlekin Players Theater, Boston 2022

Video Design for “Sich waffnend gegen eine See von Plagen” at Schaubühne am Leinener Platz, Berlin 2022

Video Design for “DIE MACHINE STEHT NICHT STILL” World Premiere at Wiener Festwochen 2022

Video Art work “KL:AGMUTTER” for Leo Kuelbs Collection “LIGHT YEAR 84: Digital Fairy Tales: Transformation!” show, NYC-Berlin (2022)


Video Art work “The Cursed Spinner” for Leo Kuelbs Collection "Spirituality of Movement" show, NYC-Berlin (2021) 

Resident VJ for “The T” with DJs Eric D. Clark and Kahn of Finland at Arkoada, Berlin (2019-2020) 

Video Mapping for “Tür Der Offenen Tag” Markgrafenstrasse 18, Berlin (2019)

VJ Performance for Triumph/Sloggi Fashion Show, Leo Kuelbs Collection, Bielefeld, Germany(2019) 

Dance & Multimedia film “Linearities” Direction, Choreography, Soundscore, Berlin (2019)

Multimedia Installation”The Future is Color” with Leo Kuelbs Collection at Kunstlager Haas, Berlin (2018) 

Video Design for Capezio 130th Gala in Las Vegas, NV USA (2018)

Installation Director for Joseph Ramirez: The Gold Projections at Kulturforum Berlin (2017)

Interactive Dance Installation “Culture Dances” for Triad & Experimenta Museum, Heilbronn (2018) 

Video Design for “Berlin Diary” English Theater Berlin, Berlin (2016)

Interactive Dance Installation “Soccer Dances” for Triad & FIFA Museum (2015)

Interactive Video Design and Performance for Dancers at Rutgers University, NJ USA (2014) 

Music Video “Devil” for the band Youloosie (2014) 

Video Design and Performance for Fledermaus Nacht, Hilpoltstein, Germany(2013)

VJ Performance for SAP Now Event in Orlando, FL and Madrid, Spain (2012)

Video Designer for Deangelo Productions, Thank You Gregory - National Tour (2009), Career Transitions for Dancers Gala (2009-2014) and Capezio’s 125th Anniversary at City Center (2012)

EnteraKt - Interactive video design projects for Kim Gibilisco Dances in NYC and Edinburgh (2008-2013) 

ARTMuse, Bitola - Interactive Video Installation for the Bitola Museum, Macedonia (2012)

ARTMuse, Bocholt - Video Installation for the Textile Muesum, Bocholt, Germany (2011)

VJ/DJ Mashup for CBS Upfront at Carnegie Hall (2007, 2008) 

VJ Performances for Kode9 at WorldFinancialCenter(2008), AnimalCollective at South Street Seaport, NYC (2007), and James Brown in NYC (2006)


Working in Berlin for Satis&fy, Lichtwerk, Ambion, TLT Event, Radial System, Spice, Gahrens+Batterman Kickelhain Events, In Theory Events, Wall of Events UG, Kickelhain, Pixel Pando, AVE Audio Visual Equipment, TST, TLT, and KICKELHAIN

T E A C H I N G 2010-2015

DANCEWORKS Berlin, Technique Teacher, Berlin, Germany Nikolais/Louis Dance Technique, Improvisation, 2010-2015


Forward Motion Theater, Inc. - Founder, Executive Director, New York, NY

Created and produced choreographic works that explore the combination of movement and technology. 

Incorporated as a 501(c)3 arts organization in 2001. 

Extensive work with live mix video and dance in performance. 1995-2012

Producer of “Eyewash” live-mix video, audiovisual, and multimedia collaborations. NYC 2003-2012

Producer of “Re:Vision” collaborations with choreographers and multimedia artists, NYC 2009-2011


Staatsoper Berlin - Guest Dancer, Berlin, Germany “Il Trovotore” (Verdi) 2013, 2016, 2018

Staatsoper Berlin - Guest Dancer, Berlin, Germany “Tristan und Isolde”  2019

Metropolitan Oper Ballet - Dancer, NYC 2001 - 2010

Peter Pucci Plus Dancers - Dancer/Rehearsal Director / Guest Artist, NYC 1994 - 2008

Rebecca Stenn Company (Press DanceMusicTheatre) - Dancer, NYC 2002 - 2006

Pilobolus Dance Theater - Dancer, Washington Depot, CT 2002

Sarah Skaggs/Higher Ground - Dancer, NYC 1999 - 2002

Pink Inc. - Choreographer, Dancer, Tour/Site Manager, NYC 1998 - 2001

Nikolais/Louis Dance - Dancer, 1992 - 1998

Dendy Dance - Dancer, Choreographic Assistant, NYC 1992


BFA Modern Dance 1992 - North Carolina School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC 

Nikolais/Louis Dance Lab, New York, NY - 1992-1998

Inyengar Institute New York, 1995-1998

New York Aikikai, New York, NY 1998-2012, rank: Sandan (3rd Degree Black Belt) 

Aikido Am Gleisdrieck, Berlin, Germany 2010- present


Nikolais Legacy Group “Multimedia in Motion” a discussion of multimedia and the Nikolais Legacy, online 2023

Celeste Prize - Adjudicator for Interactive Media and Performance, 2009 - 2011

George Mason University - Skype lecture on New Media and Dance, Fairfax, VA 2011

Scope Sessions p Lecture on Dance and Interactivity in Performance, Berlin 2011

New York Public Library - “The Progeny of Alwin Nikolais: From Digital to Analog Technology” Lecture on Dance and New Media, NYC 2010

Open Video Conference - “The Future of Exhibition” Lecture on new methods of exhibition for video art and cinema, NYC 2010

Savannah College of Art and Design - Lecture one the future of interactivity in museums and fine art institutions, Savannah, GA 2007