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 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. GDC Curated platforms showcase the work of burgeoning choreographers with visions that GDC believes deserve greater visibility in 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 Artistic Associates engage the community through individually-crafted Advocacy Fellowships, serving as advocates and creators of new programming at Gibney. Each AA pinpoints a pressing issue in the dance field that ignites a personal passion within them, then leverages the resources and mentoring of the larger organization to develop, implement and co-create new programs in response to the evolving needs of the field.
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.
Details about the 2019 Summer Intensive will be available soon.
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 Trina Mannino, Company Manager, with booking inquiries.
Gibney Dance Company is thrilled to welcome Symbio Physiotherapy as its exclusive physiotherapy partner in the 2018-2019 season.