On a normal day, Gibney’s 23 studios are a bustling artistic nexus. We love walking down the hallway and seeing different artists, different projects, and different communities making each space their own. We are missing that feeling, and want to find a way to share it with you.
We’ve asked a group of renters whose rehearsals, showings, workshops, and events have been postponed or suspended to give us a glimpse of what they’re working on, share the ways we can support them right now, and tell us what the first thing they’ll do is once they’re back in the studio.
The first thing we’ll do? Close our eyes, feel the floor supporting us, and take a deep breath of gratitude.
Renter Spotlight: Alessandra Corona Performing Works
“First thing I will do as soon as I return to the studio is give a real, long hug to each of my Accent Dance co-workers.”
Who are you?
Alessandra Corona started “Alessandra Corona Performing Works” in New York City to create and develop new multi-disciplinary projects. The goal is to make artistic works that integrate dance, music, theater, video and film arts, for presentation in the United States and around the world. Her passion is to create art collaborating with high-level professional artists from different performing art disciplines. She has assembled remarkable and unique artists.
Synopsis of the piece: The work “Breaking Through the Generational Curse” explores family dynamics. The work shows a family evolving through a long journey together discovering new relationships between each other and with themselves. It explores one’s struggle with breaking bad cycles that are passed down from generation to generation. Within the relationships they express jealousy, loneliness, regret, forgiveness, support, and love.
What is your favorite memory of working in Gibney’s studios?
Having rehearsed and performed at the Gibney studios, and also having attended other performances there, are among my most treasured memories in New York. These performances have been experiences of high artistic and community value that I wish to live again in person, not just virtually.
What are you most looking forward to about being back in the studio?
My favorite memory is the creation of my choreography.
What is the first thing you will do when you are back in the studio?
Looking forward to meeting my dancers and starting to create again.