Body Politic: Times & Dates | Gibney Dance
Week of July 17, 2019
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Body Politic: Dates, Times & Logistics

Body Politic

Body Politic has two options for participants: the Month-Long INTENSIVE Laboratory, or Extended Play.

Participants choose an option when they apply. Unfortunately, it is not possible to switch options during the program.

Month-Long Intensive Laboratory

This version of Body Politic includes all the training basics (movement workshops, teach-ins, and other sessions) as well as initial project germination in a one month intensive format. This version is best for those who need to return to other full-time activities in the Fall or those visiting from out of NYC. Participants receive free tuition and a $500 artist-activist stipend.

Dates

The Body Politic Month-long Laboratory runs from July 9 – August 4. Sessions take place every Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm with additional closing sessions on Friday, August 3 from 10 am – 1 pm and Saturday, August 4 from 12 pm – 4 pm. 

Attendance at all sessions is required. It is not possible to start the program late or finish early.

There will be additional optional events and actions scheduled on weekends during the July 9 – August 4 intensive period.

Extended Play

This version of Body Politic includes all the same training basics and project germination as the Month-long Intensive Laboratory; participants in both tracks will work together for the one month intensive.

In addition, it includes an extended project development period after the intensive for participants who want to dive deeper into their independent projects and implement them to a greater degree. In Late Summer and Fall, Extended Play participants will receive the following additional supports:

  • One-one meetings with an Artist-Activist Mentor
  • Introductions to relevant partner organizations
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to Materials for the Arts
  • Consultations with Gibney staff about community action work
  • Information about funding opportunities
  • Additional studio space
  • Possible performance as part of the 92 St Y “Fridays at Noon” series in November

Participants receive free tuition and a $750 artist-activist stipend.

Dates

The Body Politic Month-long Laboratory runs from July 9 – August 4. Sessions take place every Monday – Thursday from 10 am – 4 pm with additional closing sessions on Friday, August 3 from 10 am – 1 pm and Saturday, August 4 from 12 pm – 4 pm. 

Attendance at all sessions is required. It is not possible to start the program late or finish early.

There will be additional optional events and actions scheduled on weekends during the July 9 – August 4 intensive period.

For the Extended Play version, participants will continue from August – November on their own time, with Artist-Activist Mentor meetings, studio space, and other consultations scheduled at mutual convenience.