CANCELED: Countertechnique Workshop & Creative Process

Jun. 1, 2020, 10:00 am2:00 pm

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JUN 1 - 3



280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers
New York, NY 10007 United States

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Phone: (646) 837-6809

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After careful consideration of the news regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19), Gibney has decided to cancel this workshop. This is a difficult decision to make, but during this time we need to prioritize the health and safety of our community and our staff. We apologize for any inconvenience.

With Joy Davis

Three Countertechnique classes along with an introduction to the Toolbox gives NYC dancers a chance to experience this movement system which helps the dancer incorporate information into action; each day includes integrating the Countertechnique directions and counter-directions into creative process, improvisation, and choreography.

Joy Davis is a dance artist and educator steeped in the practices of Countertechnique and improvisation. She began studying Countertechnique with founder Anouk van Dijk in 2005 and became one of four Americans certified as Teachers in 2012. She teaches all over the US including workshops at Gibney Dance, Seattle Festival of Dance Improvisation, Lion’s Jaw Dance + Performance Festival in Boston, the American Dance Festival, and will join the faculty of van Dijk’s annual One Body One Career intensive hosted by Springboard Danse Montréal in July 2019. Her initiative joyproject produces collaborative dance theater performance which evokes contemplation, humor, and elegant design since 2006. She was a Chicago Dancemakers Forum Greenhouse Artist, Choreographic Resident at the Workspace for Choreographers, Choreographer’s Lab Artist with New Dialect (Nashville), NeXt Choreographer for Urbanity Dance (Boston), Baran Dance (Charlotte), forthcoming Dance NOW Boston choregrapher; and recently awarded the Next Steps grant from The Boston Foundation. She currently collaborates with Mountain Empire Dance Collective, with their resent performance at the Kennedy Center; School for Contemporary Dance and Thought with a new creation on their youth company Hatchery; and Eric Mullis, with upcoming performances in Japan and San Francisco. Joy and Alexander Davis, The Davis Sisters, were recently awarded a 2018 Schonberg [Boston] Fellowship and Offshore Creation Residency at The Yard to develop and premiere their new work Junk Drawer; and were recently named inaugural Choreography Residency recipients at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts exhibition of Henri de-Toulouse Lautrec. Joy received an MFA in Choreography and Performance from Smith College, and has since taught as visiting faculty at Smith College, Wesleyan University and Harvard University. Joy is an Associate Professor of dance at Boston Conservatory at Berklee.

Photo by Robbie Sweeney.


Gibney 280 Broadway is accessible via elevator from the main entrance at 53A Chambers Street.

We welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products, so that people with chemical sensitivities can join us. Please request ASL interpreting, audio description, or open captioning 30 days before the event or submit other requests by completing our Access Requests and Inquiries Form or calling 646.837.6809 (Voice only).