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: 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*:
September 22 – 24
November 17 – 19
January 19 – 21
February 16 – 18
February 23 – 25
Weekends in June, July & August
*Subject to availability. Please inquire.
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.
Upcoming POP Events
Check out our upcoming POP Showings and Performances and join us in supporting these artists!View the POP Performance Calendar→