Eye On Dance: The Challenges Facing Female Choreographers (1988)

Oct. 17, 2018, 6:30 pm8:00 pm EDT



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

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Phone: (646) 837-6809


Created by Celia Ipiotis and Jeff Bush, EYE ON DANCE (EOD) was a television series launched in 1981 to deepen the public’s understanding of the full spectrum of dance forms that intersect to produce American dance. An in-depth interview based series, the socially and historically framed discussions were illuminated through performance excerpts. This educational resource ceased production in 2004, however, EOD became the single largest primary source archive on dance. Bush and Ipiotis lead the archival project through the nonprofit organization ARC.

Choreographers Sarah Skaggs, Jawole Willa Jo Zollar of Urban Bush Women, and Miriam Mahdaviani of the New York City Ballet speak with EOD moderator Celia Ipiotis about various aspects of their work as choreographers. The conversation focuses on challenges faced by female choreographers in a male dominated choreographic field including available opportunities, support for creating new works, the impact of critics and criticism as well as advantages offered by choreographic workshops.

Celia Ipiotis will be joined by panelists Camille Brown, Miriam Mahdaviani, and Sarah Skaggs for this live screening.


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.