Digital technology is a powerful force shaping the performing arts.

Gibney Dance’s Digital Technology Initiative seeks to empower every artist within its facilities to create and disseminate high quality digital content by providing ready access to services, hardware, and software.

The Center boasts a unique digital “skeleton” to enable limitless creation:

  • Eight technologically-equipped Smart Studios
  • A Digital Technology Workroom outfitted with computers for artists’ use
  • A sound-proof recording studio
  • Mobile cameras, projectors and other equipment for use throughout the building
Our services include:
  • Introductory Workshops on dance filmmaking and post-production
  • Professional workshops on digital technology and the creative process
  • Free one-on-one consultations with DTI Staff
  • Free workstations equipped with the full Adobe Creative Suite
  • Subsidized Filming and Production Services

The Digital Technology Initiative brings these resources to life by offering full service support and programming to help artists achieve the fullest vision of their work.

Support is offered through a monthly professional class series, weekly classes for artists seeking to learn the basics, and ongoing one-on-one consultations with Gibney Dance’s Digital Technology Work Team. Tech experts and tech-savvy dance artists, coined “Art-to-Tech Connectors,” are deployed throughout the studios and performance spaces to infuse technology into every aspect of the creative and performative process.

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1:1 Digital Technology Consultations

Do you have questions about how to integrate technology into your work? We’re here to help!

Use the form below to schedule a consultation with an Art-to-Tech Connector. Be as specific as possible about what you are trying to learn or accomplish, and we will put you in touch with an appropriate consultant.

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Professional Series

First Saturday of the Month
12:30 – 3:30 pm / $10

The Digital Technology Professional Series features professional training to give dancers and dance makers a look into ways of using dance and digital technology to engage audiences. Topics Include: Choreography for the Camera, Virtual Reality Video, Music and Digital Soundscapes, Digital Cinematography, Motion Capture and more.

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Tech Tuesdays

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm / Free

Artists seeking to understand digital fundamentals or who want to refresh their skill set are invited to attend our free Tech Tuesday series! The series will offer training sessions in digital production and digital post-production workflows for dance-makers.

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Subsidized Filming & Editing Packages

Gibney Dance is thrilled to offer highly subsidized videography services to the larger performing arts community. Artists and organizations interested in purchasing any of these services can contact Scott Shaw, Creative Services and Digital Technology Manager, at Scott@GibneyDance.org.

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Workstations & Digital Technology Workroom

Gibney Dance is thrilled to house a Digital Technology Workroom outfitted with computers for artists’ within the community to use. Each computer is outfitted with the full Adobe Creative Suite and free to use. Workstations generally be rented Monday – Friday from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm based on availability.
If you are interested in renting a workstation, please contact Scott Shaw, Creative Services and Digital Technology Manager, at Scott@GibneyDance.org.

Support for the Digital Technology Initiative

The Digital Technology Initiative has received lead support from the Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund, support from the Dance and New Media Foundation, and capital equipment funding from The New York City Council & The Honorable Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, The Honorable City Council Member Margaret Chin, The Honorable Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, and The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs & The Honorable Tom Finkelpearl. The Digital Technology Initiative is a partnership with New York University’s Dance and New Media Program (Paul Galando, Director), the Dance Films Association and the Dance and New Media Foundation.