Dance in Process (DiP) is the signature program of Gibney Dance’s Choreographic Centers. DiP provides nuanced creative residency support for mid-career New York City-based artists by offering continuous, concentrated access to studio rehearsal space, a significant stipend, and technical and administrative resources.

The application for 2017-18 Dance in Process residency program is now closed. Thank you for your interest.

Dance in Process Support

DiP has received generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to expand the program and provide 24 residencies over two years (2017-19). Read it in the New York Times »

DiP received generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for a three year residency cycle (FY15-17) that provided 30 three-week residencies for 30 artists. Read it in the New York Times »

Learn more about our DiP artists and the work they created during their residency here.

    2017-18 DiP Artists

  • Nora Chipaumire
    In partnership with JACK

    Born in Mutare, Zimbabwe and based in New York City, Nora Chipaumire challenges and embraces stereotypes of Africa and the black performing body, art and aesthetic. She is a graduate of the University of Zimbabwe’s School of Law and holds a M.A. in Dance and M.F.A. in Choreography & Performance from Mills College. She has studied dance in Africa, Cuba, Jamaica and the U.S. and has performed internationally in France, Italy, Japan, Senegal, Zimbabwe and many others.  Chipaumire is currently developing a new work titled #PUNK 100%POP *NIGGA, commissioned by Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts with the support of BAM, Miami Light Project, ICA Live Art Festival (Cape Town), University of Richmond and Crossing the Line Festival/French Institute Alliance Française. Chipaumire most recently received the Trisha Mckenzie Memorial Award for her impact on the dance community in Zimbabwe. She is also a 2016 Foundation for Contemporary Arts grant recipient and a 2015 Doris Duke Artist. She was awarded the 2012 Alpert Award in the Arts and has been a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, a United States Artist Ford Fellow, and a three-time MANCC Choreographic Fellow, and she is currently a fellow at The Institute for Creative Arts at University of Cape Town. Chipaumire is a three-time New York Dance and Performance (a.k.a. “Bessie”) Awardee.

  • Moriah Evans

    Moriah Evans is a choreographer based in New York. Her compositions are processed by procedures rather than forms, insisting on the value of bodies in motion and relation, and to question how we dance together and engage social relationships through the choreographic pathways of dancing and witnessing within the performative event—interrogating dance history as well as the exhibitionism inherent in performance. Her choreographic work has been presented by MoMA PS1, Danspace Project, Issue Project Room, Movement Research at Judson Church, American Realness, New York Live Arts, CallT2, Kampnagel, Theatre de l’Usine and CDC Atelier de Paris. In 2015, Evans received a Bessie Award nomination for Emerging Choreographer. She is Editor-in-Chief of the Movement Research Performance Journal, and in 2011 she initiated The Bureau for the Future of Choreography—a collective apparatus involved in research processes and practices to investigate participatory images of performance and systems of choreography.

  • Daria Faïn

    Daria Faïn moved to New York City in 1996. Her choreography is based on movements rooted in Asian philosophies of the body. She has presented and been commissioned to perform work at BRIC Arts Media, Gibney, New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, The Chocolate Factory and The Kitchen. In 2008 she co-founded The Commons Choir with poet-architect Robert Kocik in order to perform socially charged actions and create performances that involve diverse communities. She has been awarded a 2016 NYFA Fellowship and has received funding from NYSCA, New Music USA, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, NYFA and the James E. Robison Foundation.

  • Jack Ferver
    Production Residency

    Jack Ferver is a New York based choreographer, writer and director whose works interrogate and indict an array of psychological and socio-political issues, particularly in the realms of sexual orientation, gender and power struggles. His direction blurs boundaries between fantastic theatrics and stark naturalism, character and self, humor and horror.

    He has been presented throughout New York City, at such places as The Kitchen and New Museum, as well as domestically and internationally. He is a professor at Bard College and is guest faculty at NYU. He has also taught at SUNY Purchase, and has set choreography at The Juilliard School. As an actor he has appeared in numerous films and television series.

  • Miguel Gutierrez

    Miguel Gutierrez lives in Brooklyn and makes performances that have been presented in New York and internationally in festivals and venues such as Centre Pompidou, ImPulsTanz, Walker Art Center, MCA/Chicago, Live Arts Bard, NYLA, BAM, American Realness and the 2014 Whitney Biennial. He is a 2016 Doris Duke Artist. He has created music for his own work, for Antonio Ramos and for Jen Rosenblit and Simone Aughterlony. His commission for Ballet de Lorraine premiered in November 2017. He invented DEEP AEROBICS, and he is a Feldenkrais Method® practitioner. He is the program director of Gibney Dance’s LANDING.

  • It’s Showtime NYC!
    In partnership with Dancing in the Streets

    It’s Showtime NYC! is the largest street dance group in New York City. A program of Dancing in the Streets to celebrate New York City street culture, the group provides performance and professional development opportunities to street and subway dancers as a legal alternative to dancing in subway cars. Led and managed by the dancers themselves, It’s Showtime NYC! has created a number of pieces and commissioned major new works from international dance makers such as Anne Nguyen (Paris) and Faustin Linyekula (Congo). The group regularly presents work in Battery Park and has been invited to perform at many events in the city including SummerStage, The Supreme Court, Crossing the Line Festival, Madison Square Park, The South Bronx Culture Trail, Bronx Museum of the Arts, El Museo del Barrio, Times Square, Weeksville Heritage Center and the Roberto Clemente Plaza. The group will be in residence at La Place (centre culturel hip-hop) in Paris in November.

  • Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith

    Molly Lieber and Eleanor Smith have been making experimental dances in New York since 2006. Focused on the bodily desire to heal oneself in connection with others, their work is an equal collaboration between the two choreographers, always performed by Molly and Eleanor. Recent works include: Basketball (PS122 and Baryshnikov Arts Center for COIL 2017), Rude World (PS122 and The Chocolate Factory Theater for COIL 2015), Tulip (Roulette, 2013; Judson Now at Danspace Project, 2012) and Beautiful Bone (The Chocolate Factory Theater, 2012). Residencies and awards: 2018 Artists at The Yard, 2018 MANCC Residency, 2016 LMCC Process Space Residency, 2015 Rosas Summer Studios Recipient, PS122’s 2014/2015 RAMP Artist, 2014 Baryshnikov Arts Center Artist Residency Program, 2013 New York Dance and Performance “Bessie” Award Nomination for Emerging Choreographer, and the 2013 NYFA Fellow Finalist Award. Molly and Eleanor are Guest Artists at Sarah Lawrence College for Spring 2018, were Guest Artists at Connecticut College in 2015 and taught workshops together in New York through Movement Research and CLASSCLASSCLASS.

  • Juliana F. May

    A Guggenheim and NYFA Fellow, Juliana F. May has created nine works since 2002, including seven evening-length pieces with commissions and encore performances from Dance Theater Workshop, New York Live Arts, The Chocolate Factory Theater, Barnard College, The New School, Joyce SoHo and American Realness. May has been awarded grants and residencies through The Map Fund, The Jerome Foundation, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council and Gibney Dance in Process. In 2002 May received her BA in Dance and Art History from Oberlin College and in 2012, she received an MFA in Choreography from the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee. May is the Artistic Advisor for New York Live Arts’ Fresh Tracks Residency Program as well as teaching composition at Sarah Lawrence College during the 2017-18 school year. Last year May became the Chair of the Dance Department at Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts. Repulsion, May’s newest work is set to premiere at Abrons Arts Center in the Fall of 2018.

  • Marie Poncé

    Marie Poncé (Cherokee/Taino) is a NYFA Fellow 2016 (Choreography), Lifetime member: Thunderbird American Indian Dancers, LMCC, Pick of the Fringe-Edinburgh, Scotland, award winning Actor, Native Hoop Dancer, Singer, craftsman, professor: SAG-Aftra, Negro Ensemble Co. and NYU/Stella Adler, published writer, whose solo featured at 92Y, SummerStage, NMAI/Jewish Museum’s Almost Summer Celebration Wagner Park. She co-produced Restoration and Healing, Inc. workshops for trauma, Monrovia, Liberia. Founder/NEC Monthly Meets/Open Artist NYC: artists as entrepreneurs; writer of The Roots of Rap at IRT Intl Experimental Thr. Fest. Cairo, Egypt; Audelco Award; Carmen–One Life to Live; writer/actor AWOL-pilot for Mad TV.

  • Alice Sheppard
    Production Residency

    Alice is the founder and artistic leader of Kinetic Light, a collective of artists and collaborators working at the intersections of art, design, disability, race and dance. Her artistic practice emerges from her academic career and her training in dance. Engaging with disability arts, culture and history, Alice attends to the complex intersections of disability, gender and race with movement that challenges conventional understandings of disabled and dancing bodies. Her work has been commissioned by CRIPSiE, Full Radius Dance and MOMENTA Dance Company. Alice has also performed as a solo artist and academic speaker throughout the United States.

  • Edisa Weeks

    Edisa Weeks is a Brooklyn, NY based choreographer, educator and founder of Delirious Dances. She creates multi-media interdisciplinary work that merges theater with dance to explore our deepest desires, darkest fears and sweetest dreams. Weeks grew up in Uganda, Papua New Guinea and Brooklyn, NY. She’s had the pleasure of working with Annie-B Parsons Big Dance Theater, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Co., Dance Brazil, Jane Comfort, Jon Kinzel, Muna Tseng, Reggie Wilson Fist & Heel Performance Group, Sally Silvers and Spencer/Colton Dance, among others. She is a member of the Skeleton Architecture collective and teaches technique, improvisation and choreography at Queens College.

  • Ni'Ja Whitson

    An award-winning interdisciplinary artist, performer and writer, Ni’Ja Whitson (MFA), has been referred to as “majestic” and “magnetic” by The New York Times, and recognized by Brooklyn Magazine as a culture influencer. They have received honors across disciplines and collaborate with notables in experimental and conventional theatre, dance, visual art and music. Project collaborations include a close partnership with Douglas Ewart, and other leaders such as Jaamil Olawale Kosoko, Cynthia Oliver, Charlotte Brathwaite, Sharon Bridgforth, Dianne McIntyre, Regina Taylor, Oliver Lake, Edward Wilkerson Jr., Marjani Forté-Saunders, Baba Israel and Daniel Alexander Jones. Whitson’s work has been supported by the Jerome Foundation individual artist grant and residencies with Hedgebrook, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and The Bogliasco Study Center in Genoa, Italy.