Week of January 16, 2019
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Circling Back: The Joy of Social Dancing

Social Dancing by J. Robillard

THE JOY OF SOCIAL DANCING

Guide: Miguel Aparicio

We come together to talk about social dancing in some of its many traditions and contexts–from living rooms to street corners, from ballrooms to musical theater, film and television. How has social dancing influenced classic and contemporary choreography? What meaning does social dancing hold within in our cultural, historic, personal, creative and professional lives.

Also join us for LONG TABLE: FEB 6, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Guest Host: Miguel Aparicio
Core Participants: Erin Bomboy, Gail Freedman, Alicia Raquel, Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen, Caleb Teicher

Photo by J. Robillard


LONG TABLE/CIRCLING BACK
Curated and hosted by Gibney Senior Curatorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, this series of conversations and experiential gatherings highlights important issues in the dance community.

Long Table conversations adopt performance artist Lois Weaver’s non-hierarchical Long Table format, encouraging informal conversation around topics of concern to the community.

Circling Back events are experiential gatherings, guided by dance community elders, in which artists reflect on themes and ideas from the previous Long Table while sharing wisdom, core values, and ways of living that inform their creative movement practice. Each circle—unique in format and content—will establish respectful, generous and generative space held by the guides and all who attend.


ACCESSIBILITY

The accessible entrance for this location is located at 280 Broadway. Please note that this is a shared entrance with the New York City Department of Buildings. To access the elevator, attendees may be asked to provide a valid photo ID and go through building security, including a metal detector.

Requests for reasonable accommodation or for access to the 280 Broadway entrance after 5:00 pm or on the weekend should be made three days in advance by contacting Elyse Desmond at 646.837.6809 (Voice only), or by e-mailing elyse@gibneydance.org.