Company Curated Artist Spotlight - Gibney
Week of June 2, 2020
Making space for

Company Curated Artist Spotlight
Antonio Brown & Gregory Dolbashian

With heavy hearts, Gibney Company has cancelled the June 2020 Company Curated series due to Covid-19.

We are committed to supporting these incredible choreographers—Alanna Morris Van-Tassel, Shannon Gillen/VIM VIGOR, AntonioBrownDance, and Gregory Dolbashian/The DASH Ensemble—by providing their full artistic fees and spotlighting their work digitally.

Below, learn more about Antonio Brown and Gregory Dolbashian/The DASH Ensemble, and stay tuned for more content featuring Shannon Gillen/VIM VIGOR and Alanna Morris Van-Tassel.

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Check out this brief look at Company Curated Choreographer Antonio Brown’s Another Day, which premiered NYU Tisch in 2018 and would have been performed at Company Curated, June 25-27 2020. Video by ArtAidem.

Another Day is inspired by the meaning of the word purge and how we navigate and relate it to our current day to day lives. Purge: verb 1. Rid (someone or something) of unwanted quality, condition, or feeling. 2. Remove (a group of people considered undesirable) from an organization or place in an abrupt or violent way.

Antonio Brown is the artistic force behind AntonioBrownDance. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Mr. Brown studied at the Cleveland School of the Arts & The Juilliard School. He was a member of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company for over a decade and has also worked with Camille A. Brown & Dancers, Sidra Bell Dance New York & The Dash Ensemble to name a few. Antonio’s choreography continues to spread across the country choreographing works for Verb Ballets, August Wilson Center Dance Ensemble, Cleveland State University, Jacksonville University, Perry Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp, Lehigh Valley Dance Exchange “LVDE”, Theatre Askew, Arden Theater Company, Drama League DirectorFest, MOVE(NYC), Earl Mosley’s Diversity of Dance & Hearts or Men and is currently the movement director for The Public Theater’s Shakespeare Initiative and Associate Choreographer for upcoming musical “Black No More”. Mr. Brown also teaches regularly in New York City and at various schools and intensives across the country.

AntonioBrownDance was founded in 2013, and is composed of an incredibly talented group of performing artists from various cultural and training backgrounds. Connected together with a provocative movement vocabulary and emphasis on sound, the works of the company blend common human behavior with elements of social and political topics. Producing works that allow for the growing socio-political international climate to become conversation within our versatile communities. AntonioBrownDance aims to bring its versatile audiences closer to dance and movement with unique performance works and is always so grateful to be sharing their gifts and talents around the world.

GREGORY DOLBASHIAN/THE DASH ENSEMBLE

Celebrating their 10-year mark of establishment, New York Native Movement Director Gregory Dolbashian and his team of performers, The DASH Ensemble were set to bring NYC audiences Grown Up Fairytales, which you can view a brief excerpt of above.

This vibrant creation contains a series of episodes that act as a magnified looking glass of interactions that provide an opportunity for us to recognize and re-frame ourselves in each other. Our audience is invited to locate themselves in the performer, to recognize our own dramas translated in fierce, physical language, and to see ourselves falling and flying represented as the hero of our own existence. Grown Up Fairy Tales comes from our continued fascination with familiar storylines of love, conflict, and loss, and the body’s role in providing the illustrative shape of those stories. A blend of dialogue, contemporary dance, and theatrical gesture, Grown Up Fairy Tales offers up a dynamic and engaging treatment of live performance.

Founded and led by Gregory Dolbashian, The DASH Ensemble has been an independently operated entity since its founding in 2010 debuting with a winter season at JOYCE SoHo. The company has performed all over New York City including major venues such as The JOYCE, NYLA, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Guggenheim Works and Process, Central Park SummerStage, NYU’s Jack Crystal Theater, Joe’s Pub, Symphony Space, The Ailey Citigroup Theater, Riverside Church Theater and The Skirball Center. The company has also toured the U.S and been presented by The McCallum Theater in Palm Desert, CA, by UNC Wilmington at Thalian Hall, Jacob’s Pillow Inside/Out, American Dance Festival in Durham, N.C, and TACA Arts Alliance in Dallas, T.X.

On behalf of Gregory and The DASH, we wish all of our communities love, safety, and hope.

Antonio Brown video by ArtAidem. Gregory Dolbashian/The DASH Ensemble photos by Richard Finkelstein.