POP: Performance Opportunity Project, provides the dance community with increased support for showings and performances.

POP enables dance artists to self-produce performances and showings at Gibney Dance through a curated rental process. Artists can participate in POP through Performances, Showings, or Open Rehearsals. POP: Performances offer a three-night run in our black-box theater at 280 Broadway. POP: Showings and POP: Open Rehearsals are more informal showings in our studios. See below for available dates in our upcoming season.

POP: Performance Opportunity Project

POP: Performances

POP: Performances are held in the intimate 116 seat black-box theater at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center. Artists also have access to two separate dressing rooms. Artists participating in the POP: Performance series receive time for technical rehearsal and a three-night performance run.

Technical and dress rehearsal take place on Wednesday and performance nights are Thursday-Saturday. All performances begin at 8:00 pm.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Dates available for POP: Performances during the 2016-2017 season include*:

Fall 2016

September 22 – 24
October 13-15
November 17 – 19

Winter-Spring 2017

January 19 – 21
February 16 – 18
February 23 – 25
March 2-4
March 16-18
May 25-27
Weekends in June, July & August

*Subject to availability. Please inquire.

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POP: Showings and POP: Open Rehearsals

POP: Showings and POP: Open Rehearsals are an opportunity for artists to invite friends and supporters into their creative process in a studio setting to cultivate audiences, funders, and support. Events consist of an informal, no-lighting/tech, studio showing followed by a cultivation reception. Artists participating in the POP: Showing series receive time in the studios, as well as event assistance.

POP: Open Rehearsals are available at Gibney Dance’s Choreographic Center at 890 Broadway in Union Square and POP: Showings are available at the Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center at 280 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. POP: Showings and Open Rehearsals have a maximum capacity of 50 to 116 people, depending on the studio.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and event dates are subject to availability.

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Upcoming POP Events

Check out our upcoming POP Showings and Performances and join us in supporting these artists!

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