The Amahoro Dance Project: Reflections on Gisenyi Part II

January 12, 2017

Gibney Dance traveled to Rwanda in December 2016 for a Global Community Action Residency: The Amahoro Dance Project. Our time in Rwanda has ended. Amy Miller, Associate Artistic Director, gives us her perspective on her time in Gisenyi and with the Batwa People. Our incredible welcome to the village ushered in a flood of goodwill and … continue reading »

The Amahoro Dance Project: Reflection on Gisenyi

January 10, 2017

Gibney Dance traveled to Rwanda for a Global Community Action Residency (CARs): The Amahoro Dance Project. Our time in Rwanda has now ended and Kara Gilmour, Director of Community Action, reflects on her time in Gisenyi in the interview below. What was Gibney’s role in this project, and what was your interaction with the Twa people like? … continue reading »

The Amahoro Dance Project: Meeting the Twa People

December 13, 2016

Gibney Dance has traveled to Rwanda for a Global Community Action Residency: The Amahoro Dance Project. This is Part II of our blog series documenting the team’s time in Rwanda. Read Part I → ARRIVAL IN GISENYI & MEETING THE TWA PEOPLE Our team was welcomed into the first day of rehearsal with warm greetings. We exchanged … continue reading »

The Amahoro Dance Project: Arrival in Rwanda

December 12, 2016

Gibney Dance has traveled to Rwanda for a Global Community Action Residency: The Amahoro Dance Project. The Amahoro Dance Project is a multi-faceted plan to address poverty and social exclusion in one Batwa, or “Twa”, community in Western Rwanda by expanding their traditional dance repertory into a history-reclaiming and income-generating program. The development of a self-sustaining … continue reading »

Thoughts from a DoublePlus Curator:
Cynthia Oliver

December 9, 2016

DoublePlus embraces the artist-as-curator format to present split-bill evenings featuring emerging and under-exposed artists. Week three of DoublePlus 2016, featuring Leslie Cuyjet and Lela Aisha Jones, was curated by Cynthia Oliver. Cynthia shares her thoughts on the work of these two artists, the role of the curator, and the challenges facing emerging artists today in the interview below. Why … continue reading »