With an uncompromising focus on artistic excellence and social integrity, GDC activates its dancers toward their full artistic, entrepreneurial, and socially-minded selves through rigorous physical, intellectual, and interpersonal practices.
GDC’s vision is to not only cultivate the next leaders of the field, but to also provide a concrete example of the wide-reaching relevancy of artists in our society. GDC supports our Artistic Associates with 52-week contracts, health insurance and paid vacations.
GDC’s full-time dancers, known as Artistic Associates, embrace a broad spectrum of activities—in the studio, on stage, within our organization, and throughout the community.
GDC is a creation-based repertory company commissioning work from both internationally renowned and emerging choreographers who are committed to exploring connections between the rigorous, often superhuman physicality of contemporary dance alongside responsive, humanistic storytelling.
Passionate artists, activists and advocates, Gibney Dance Company Co-Directors and Artistic Associates are also honored to be curators showcasing the work of burgeoning choreographers with visions that we believe deserve to be more visibly part of the constellation of voices heard on the NYC performance scene.
GDC members receive specialized training to design and facilitate workshops with survivors of domestic violence through our Community Action program; create awareness around teen dating violence through Hands are for Holding, our in-school assembly program; and share our Community Action model nationally and internationally through trainings and global residencies.
GDC members engage the community through Advocacy Fellowships, serving as advocates for pressing issues in the dance field such as cultivating long-term diversity within the dance community, increasing accessibility to the arts, connecting artists locally and internationally, and empowering artists with leadership and financial literacy training.
GDC offers contemporary dance classes that deepen technique, enhance artistry, and offer opportunities to create connections through interpersonal experiences forged in movement. Each Artistic Associate crafts their class influenced by these guiding principles and animated by their own personal histories and current investigations.
The GDC Summer Intensive, led by our Artistic Associates, is focused on technical ability, physical artistry, and learning company repertory by Gina Gibney and guest choreographers. The Intensive also includes professional development workshops designed to help participants develop entrepreneurial skills and build long-lasting artistic careers.
Global COMMUNITY ACTION RESIDENCIES
Gibney Community Action’s methods are shared around the world through Global Community Action Residencies (Global CARs). By combining performance engagements with opportunities to learn about our program model, CARS provide local organizations with tools for impacting their community.
Training Residencies bring GDC to your city to work directly with your students and community. Residencies are adaptable; we will work with you to develop a plan that meets your needs and your budget.
GDC is available for national and international touring opportunities including performances, community action residencies, and teaching engagements.
Contact Yasemin Ozumerzifon, Senior Company & Community Action Manager, with booking inquiries.