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

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. The Digital Technology Initiative is not a production house, but a program seeking to empower artists to take the tools of digital creation into their own hands.

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

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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. Curated by Paul Galando, the Series will feature world-class guest artist teachers.

Topics Include: Choreographic Coding, Choreography for the Camera, Virtual Reality Video, Music and Digital Soundscapes, Digital Cinematography, Multi-Camera Live Streaming and Filmmaking, QLab for Dance, Motion Capture and more.

Tech Training 101: Digital Dance Production and Post-Production

Tuesdays at 4:00 pm / Free

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Artists seeking to understand digital fundamentals or who want to refresh their skill set are invited to attend our weekly Tech Training 101 series. The series will offer training sessions in digital production and digital post-production workflows for dance-makers. Topics include: creative camera work setup, basic training in editing, digital distribution, and and introduction to digitizing fotoage.

Digital Answers for Dancers

Digital Answers for Dancers offers in-studio technical support, training, and troubleshooting to dance artists. Equipment will also be available for rent to the Gibney Dance Community, and our staff, fellows, and interns are available to provide filming assistance to dancers working in our studios.

Support for the Digital Technology Initiative

The Digital Technology Initiative has received lead support from the Scherman Foundation’s Katherine 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.