Gibney Dance Company 2018-19 Performance Season
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GDC 2018-19 Season Announced

Gibney Dance Company Season Choreographers

GIBNEY DANCE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2018-19 SEASON

GDC is thrilled to present five world premieres by acclaimed choreographers Adam Barruch, Shamel Pitts, Chanel DaSilva, Bobbi Jene Smith, and Micaela Taylor this year, along with the third annual GDC Curated, featuring performances by LAJAMARTIN and Maleek Washington.

Tickets are available now for Fall 2018 performances. Come dance with us!

Gibney Dance Company HOME
HOME
ADAM BARRUCH + SHAMEL PITTS WITH DEVILLE COHEN

November 16 at 8:00 pm
November 17 at 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm
November 18 at 2:00 pm
Tickets: $15 – $20
The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway

The meaning of the word “home” is deeply personal. Its definition varies based on one’s relationship to it. For some, home is the place we can always return to, while for others it’s something we are looking to find. It can stir up feelings of security and safety, or trigger memories of trauma and pain. However we each choose to define it, the concept of “home” has a profound impact on each of our lives.

Gibney Dance Company’s HOME program features two world premieres that explore the many nuanced layers of this universal theme through the unique lenses and experiences of GDC Guest Choreographers Adam Barruch and Shamel Pitts, both native New Yorkers.

Menagerie has received generous support from The Artis Grant Program.

Shamel Pitts is a 2018 Princess Grace Choreography Fellowship Award winner for the creation of Menagerie.

Artis and Princess Grace Foundation Logos

Gibney Dance Company EMERGE

EMERGE
CHANEL DASILVA, BOBBI JENE SMITH & MICAELA TAYLOR

May 2 – 4 at 8:00 pm
May 4 at 4:00 pm
Tickets: $15 – $20
The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway

EMERGE is an innovative platform for emerging artists to create new work on world-class dancers and present their work in one of the most exciting venues in New York City. The 2018 EMERGE program features New York City-based choreographers Chanel DaSilva and Bobbi Jene Smith alongside the inaugural GDC/Springboard EMERGE Choreographic Award Winner, Los Angeles-based Micaela Taylor.

Each artist will teach classes, offer creative process sessions and dialogues about the future of the dance field, and create a new work on GDC to premiere on a shared evening. EMERGE highlights the continual expansion of GDC’s mission: from its beginning 27 years ago as a vehicle for the choreographic vision of its Founder Gina Gibney, to then welcoming re-stagings and new commissions from a wide range of guest choreographers, and now providing visibility, resources, and space to the next generation of creators in the contemporary dance community.

TICKETS &  MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2018

GDC Curated: Lajamartin and Maleek Washington

GDC CURATED
LAJAMARTIN & MALEEK WASHINGTON

May 30 – June 1 at 8:00 pm
Tickets: $15 – $20
The Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway

GDC Curated is an outlet for the company to present the work of diverse choreographers who share the values of its unique model, viewing dance artists as innovators, generators, and activists. Now in its third annual season, GDC has curated this series prioritizing creators who work with an aesthetic of physical rigor, uncompromising tenacity, and a drive to move the dance field forward. GDC aims to ‘make space’ for entrepreneurial artists who are using their craft to amplify the relevancy of the dance community and position dancers as influential citizens in the world.

TICKETS & MORE INFORMATION AVAILABLE DECEMBER 2018

Gibney Dance Company Season 2018-19

ABOUT GIBNEY DANCE COMPANY

With an uncompromising focus on artistic excellence and social integrity, GDC activates its dancers toward their full artistic, entrepreneurial, and socially-minded selves through rigorous physical, intellectual, and interpersonal practices.

GDC’s vision is to not only cultivate the next leaders of the field, but to also provide a concrete example of the wide-reaching relevancy of artists in our society. GDC supports our Artistic Associates with 52-week contracts, health insurance and paid vacations.

Copyright Gina Gibney Dance Inc., Photos by Scott Shaw.