As Gibney Company reimagines new ways to support our community during this time, we are excited to offer an opportunity to stream Micaela Taylor’s beautiful 2019 work, EYESOW. Micaela was the inaugural Gibney Company/Springboard EMERGE Choreographic Award Recipient and created EYESOW for Gibney Company’s 2019 Spring Season: EMERGE. Creating and performing this work with Micaela brought us so much joy. We hope it does the same for you.
The EMERGE award aims to actualize young artists’ burgeoning visions and develop them toward becoming creative leaders in the field. Gibney Company is so proud of Micaela Taylor’s work and blossoming career—as Dance Magazine says, she “has quickly developed a choreographic voice that resonates across dance genres.” Read more about Micaela Taylor and her ‘groove appeal’ in this month’s Dance Magazine.
Choreography: Micaela Taylor
Performers: Zui Gomez, Leal Zielińska, Gigi Todisco
Music: Excerpts from “Party” (Acapella; Studio) by Beyonce; “She Remembers” by Max Richter; and “Tell Me Something Good” by Rufus and Chaka Khan.
Costumes: Quinn Czejkowski with Reid & Harriet Design
Lighting Design: Asami Morita
EYESOW inhabits three women who are yearning for connection. Connection to one another, a deeper revelation of identity, and purpose. Through effort, rigor, and discontentment, they go on an ongoing search to find what is right in front of them. Nonetheless, they come to realize whatever they reap, they sow.
Learn more about Micaela Taylor and her work at https://www.thetlcollective.com.
In this time of crisis, Gibney Company has swiftly transformed our work to respond to the needs of the dance community. Artistic Associate Leal Zielińska has compiled a list of mental health professionals offering pro bono sessions, Company Director Amy Miller hosts the weekly Gibney Cares Podcast, and all our Artistic Associates are sharing self-care exercises weekly through our Take Care video series. Follow along with us on Facebook and Instagram to see what else we’re up to!
Top photo featuring Gibney Company Artistic Associates Leal Zielińska and Zui Gomez, with Guest Artist Gigi Todisco. Photo by Scott Shaw.