Gibney Company Receives Transformational Gift - January 2020
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Gibney Company Receives Transformational Gift

Gibney Company Leadership

gibney company will expand & transform over the next two years with a landmark season at the joyce in november 2021

Through the generosity of Andrew A. Davis, a Trustee of the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, Gibney’s resident company is being reimagined and expanded. This transformational support of $2 million over two years will turn Gibney Company into a repertory company that will showcase and inspire the phenomenal talent that exists in our community.

In the next phase of an ongoing visionary expansion of the Gibney organization, Gibney Company, formerly Gibney Dance Company, will become a commission-based, repertory company that works with renowned and rising international choreographers representing a broad range of aesthetics and techniques.

With new possibilities for commissioning original works, the Company will retain its longstanding spirit of experimentation while taking a leading role in shaping a more robust landscape for contemporary dance in New York, and beyond. The Company, which will double in size, will perform regular seasons in New York and tour nationally and make its debut at The Joyce Theater in November 2021.

“New York City is home to some of the world’s most important and vibrant dance companies, yet there is room for a contemporary dance company that is dedicated to commissioning artists who reflect a range of experiences and backgrounds to create works for the future of dance,” said Gina Gibney. “We are profoundly grateful to Andrew Davis for this visionary gift that will directly benefit artists, collaborators, and audiences at all levels.”

“Gibney has a longstanding reputation for excellence in all they do, and we are proud to support the crucial role the Company is playing in creating and sustaining a viable, forward-looking model for dance,” said Andrew A. Davis of The Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund. “Building on their track record of growth and service, the stage is set for them to establish a wholly new paradigm for a contemporary dance company.”