Center Line is a series of action-oriented town hall-style gatherings on issues concerning the dance community. Each year Gibney Dance selects fresh topics and curates moderators based on ideas and concerns of the field.
Center Line: The State of the Dance Field for Mid-Career Female Artists
Thursday, April 27, 2017 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm
In this Long Table conversation, inspired by Lois Weaver, participants will discuss the challenges facing mid-career female choreographers today. Take a seat at the table and participate in this community driven discussion initiated by Donna Uchizono.Learn More
Center Line with Donna Uchizono
November 10, 2016
Gibney Dance hosted a discussion of the challenges facing mid-career female choreographers today, with facilitator Eva Yaa Asantewaa and a panel of mid-career female artists and those who work to support and sustain their careers, including Donna Uchizono, RoseAnne Spradlin, and Moira Brennan.
The Future of 280 Broadway
December 16, 2015
Not the Master’s Tools: Dance Artists Create Alternatives, Part II
December 7th, 2015
Artists shared alternative philosophies and strategies for working in the dance profession – from making to marketing to surviving in a difficult economy and competitive city.
Protecting Your Passion: Surviving the Negative Review
October 6, 2015
Rethinking the Audition
September 8, 2015
Dance Criticism in New York
May 12, 2015
A discussion of whether dance critics play a useful, integrated role within New York’s dance community, their effectiveness in serving the field and its audiences, and how dance writing and its presentation can evolve to make the most of changed and challenging economic, social and technological environments.
Insights provided by writers A. Nia Austin-Edwards, Charmaine Warren, Jaime Shearn Coan, Marissa Perel, Rose Anne Thom and Siobhan Burke, with moderator Eva Yaa Asantewaa, followed by an open discussion.
Meet the Publicists
March 3, 2015
A discussion with Amber Henrie, Fatima Kafele, Chris Schimpf, and John Wyszniewski — four publicists representing some of New York’s most celebrated dance and performance artists and institutions. Topics included how they help clients address the challenge of decreased arts funding and the decline of mainstream media coverage in the world’s most competitive market for the arts, as well as how artists can work effectively with publicists to take advantage of new opportunities in marketing and social media.
Making Space for Dance: Presenting at 280
October 7, 2014
Craig Peterson discussed his programmatic vision for Gibney Dance’s new presenting season. Topics included plans for Studio C and the Agnes Varis Performance Lab, the iterative nature of programming for adaptive performance spaces, and Gibney Dance’s commitment to supporting artists at all stages of their career.