Cracks of Light - Gibney
Week of August 14, 2020
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Cracks of Light

Cracks of Light


OCT 12 – 13 AT 8:00 PM
$15 – $20

Co-presented by Gibney Community Action’s first partner, Sanctuary for Families, Cracks of Light is part of Gibney’s annual observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. In this series of performance works created during the journey from struggle to survival, Gibney bears witness to survivors of intimate partner and gender-based violence. By bringing forward stories once held in silence, this series continues to give voice to the power of art and community.

This year, Cracks of Light will feature a new work created by a group of Survivor Leaders from Sanctuary for Families and facilitated by our Senior Company Director Amy Miller. This moving performance draws upon the Survivor Leaders’ stories of rebuilding their lives as a way to raise awareness of intimate partner violence. The program will also present performances by Nana Chinara and Truthworker Theatre Company, a hip-hop theatre company founded and directed by Samara Gaev, for high school and college-aged youth. Truthworker raises awareness and catalyzes action for racial, gender, and economic justice. Additional performers to be announced.

Don’t miss Move Beyond Violence, a one-night-only benefit performance kicking off the Cracks of Light series on October 11 at 6:30 pm.

Copyright Gina Gibney Dance Inc., photo by Scott Shaw.

Eileen Fisher is a lead sponsor of Gibney’s 2018 Move Beyond Violence Benefit, which kicks off the Cracks of Light performance series.

Eileen Fisher Logo

Cracks of Light is part of Gibney’s observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, made possible by lead sponsor New York Health & Racquet Club.

New York Health & Racquet Club


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

280 Broadway
Gibney Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
212 677 8560