Digital: Deeper Lecture: Rosy Simas

Sep 7, 2021, 7:00 pm8:30 pm EDT

$10 – $15


relationally, refuge and rest.

Rosy Simas will discuss her new work and past work, her company’s new studio for Native and BIPOC artists, and how relationally is guiding everything from her creative process to how her company works within and for community.

Community Engagement Statement


Rosy Simas (Seneca, Heron Clan) is a transdisciplinary and dance artist who has historically presented her work as a choreographer. Simas’ projects merge movement with media, sound, and objects for stage and installation. She unites cultural concepts and images with scientific and philosophical theories to create work that is literal, abstract, and metaphoric. Her work weaves themes of personal and collective identity with family, sovereignty, equality, and healing. She creates dance work with a team of Native artists and artists of color, driven by movement-vocabularies developed through deep listening. Simas is a recipient of a Dance/USA Fellowship, Joyce Award from The Joyce Foundation, McKnight Fellowship for Choreography, Guggenheim Creative Arts Fellowship, First People Fund Fellowship, and a Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship. Her dance works include Weave, Skin(s) and We Wait In The Darkness which have toured Turtle Island and France with the support of NEFA National Dance Project, MAP Fund, and National Performance Network.

The Deeper Lecture Series is a talk + Q&A program on Zoom designed to acquaint Gibney’s community of artists and audiences with the most provocative, influential and inspiring minds at work in the arts, humanities and activism.

All Fall 2021 Season events will be held online via Zoom. Gibney’s Box Office can be reached via email. For ticketing inquiries or requests, please email Marketing & Audience Services Manager, Kimiko Tanabe, at

Gibney encourages people with disabilities to attend online offerings, and we welcome the opportunity to make this event more accessible. This event features live ASL interpreters and live captioning. If you have any questions or additional access needs, please email us at or call us at 212-677-8560 (voice only) at least 24 hours in advance of the event you plan to attend.

Photo of Rosy Simas by Tim Rummelhoff Courtesy-McKnight Fellowships for Choreographers 2016.