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Meet the Moving Toward Justice Cohort 2.0

Gibney is thrilled to introduce the Moving Toward Justice COHORT 2.0: AUDRE WIRTANEN & LAURA TUTHALL ELEANOR DUBINSKY JOY HAVENS & NEHEMOYIA YOUNG OGEMDI UDE & ROCHELLE JAMILA WILBUN RANIA LEE KHALIL SARAH DAHNKE Moving Toward Justice supports projects that use art as a tool for activism and social impact. With an equal focus on […]

Nana Chinara: Community Action Artist In Residence

Announcing 2019-20 Community Action Artist in Residence Nana Chinara Gibney Community Action is thrilled to welcome Nana Chinara as it’s 2019-20 Artist in Residence! Nana will lead a series of workshops through her Healing the Black Body Collective and engage with the Gibney community and staff throughout the year. “The Community Action Residency is the […]

Confessional: An Interview with Nana Chinara

Nana Chinara is a Black, Queer, and a gleaming glitterbeam.  A performance ritualist, healing artist, youth educator, and loquacious lover, her craft calls upon exploring sweet intimacy with the self through self-research and self-reflection. Chinara is a performing artist for Cracks of Light ⁠— Gibney’s annual performance series in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month alongside […]

2019 Domestic Violence Awareness Month Events

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an internationally recognized time to spread knowledge about intimate partner violence and support survivors on their journeys toward healthier futures. JOIN US THIS OCTOBER FOR: COmmunity action workshop with gdc OCTOBER 15, 2019 Gibney Dance Company members will share the foundational structure of Gibney’s Move to Move Beyond workshop model which […]

Spotlight: Hands are for Holding Expands Nationally

BRINGING HANDS ARE FOR HOLDING TO COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO Hands are for Holding, Gibney’s school-based assembly program that uses dance to address bullying, equity, and choice, has expanded to Colorado Springs, Colorado! Ormao Dance Company will launch an in-school dance assembly program that is based on Hands are for Holding this fall. A team from […]

Spotlight: Day in the Life of a Community Actionist

Community Actionists are a group of dancers and teaching artists who are deeply engaged in Gibney’s social justice programs. They work closely with schools and partner organizations throughout the five boroughs to spark conversations with young people about healthy relationships through Hands are for Holding, and facilitate movement workshops with survivors of gender-based violence through […]

Community Action Update: May 2019

THIS MONTH IN COMMUNITY ACTION Gibney Community Action is at the forefront of activating the arts to address social justice issues. The growing roster of programming brings a range of social issues in the spotlight, with a focus on gender-based violence and its prevention. Check out what we’ve been up to this month below, and […]

Community Action Update
April 2019

Community Action is at the forefront of activating the arts to address social justice issues. The growing roster of programming brings a range of social issues in the spotlight, with a focus on gender-based violence and its prevention. As a result, Gibney ignites dialogue, raises awareness, and forges long-lasting partnerships with community organizations. Check out […]

Spotlight:
Movement at the Border

Director of Community Action, Yasemin Ozumerzifon, and Senior Company Director, Amy Miller, recently traveled to El Paso, Texas to connect with local artists and activists. Read more about their trip below. Bringing the power of the arts to communities across borders We traveled to El Paso, Texas, near the border with Juarez, Mexico, for a […]

Global CAR: Rwanda 2017

Gibney Dance Company returned to Rwanda in December 2017 to collaborate once again with Itorero Amahoro, a dance cooperative in Gisenyi, Rwanda, followed by a performance of contemporary work at the East African Nights of Tolerance Festival (EANT) in Kigali. Supported by a grant from the Mid Atlantic Arts foundation, this Global Community Action Residency unites the many […]