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: 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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POP: Performances

POP: Performances are held in the intimate 116 seat black-box theater at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center. Artists participating in the POP: Performance series receive time for technical rehearsal, box office management, marketing support, 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.

The application for Summer 2017 POP Performances is now closed. Thank you for your interest!

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Upcoming POP Events

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

View the POP Performance Calendar→