For the Moment: MICHIYAYA Dance, Alethea Pace, Georgia Wall - Gibney
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For the Moment: MICHIYAYA Dance, Alethea Pace, Georgia Wall

Three women photos side by side. Left is taking off her shirt, the middle is dancing and the third is sitting on a boat.


For the Moment, a new program curated by Senior Curatorial Director Eva Yaa Asantewaa, presents evenings of short, theme-based solo improvisations that celebrate creative response to the changing textures and energies of outer and inner worlds.


MICHIYAYA Dance is a femme-centric contemporary dance theater company based in New York City. Co-founded in fall 2015 by New York natives, Anya Clarke (Long Island University Brooklyn, BFA) and Mitsuko Verdery (Carnegie Mellon University, BFA), they produce multidisciplinary work that synthesizes Clarke’s visceral yet cerebral movement with Verdery’s contextual landscape to create work that is queer, sensual, and physical. MICHIYAYA Dance has been supported by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Opportunity Fund, among others. They have been presented by Yale University, Brooklyn Museum, Andy Warhol Museum, La MaMa Galleria, and more. Thriving as a powerful group of femme voices, MICHIYAYA Dance has been featured by Thinx, Vice i-D, Medium, and Dance Enthusiast, among others.

Alethea Pace is a Bronx-based dancer and choreographer whose work has been presented at New York Live Arts, Danspace Project, the Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance (BAAD!), Pregones/PRTT, the Bronx Bards Series, WestFest Dance, No Longer Empty and the Andrew Freedman Home. Her performance work has been supported by the Bronx Recognizes Its Own Award, Pepatian, Laundromat Project, Fresh Tracks, Dancing While Black, New Dance Alliance, Pregones Theater/Step Up, and 92Y Harkness Dance. She is also a 2019-2020 CUNY Dance Initiative resident artist.

Georgia Wall is 32 and can’t drive. She made a public vow at a death retreat in front of a hundred people that she would learn in 2018, and now IT IS almost the end of 2019. Wall practices at making videos, poems, performances and drawings. She has shown work at Team Gallery, Document Space, Anthology Film Archives, Spectacle Theater, American Medium, New York Live Arts, HERE, AUNTS at Skirball NYU, US Blues, Dixon Place, Movement Research at Judson Church, and CATCH at The Invisible Dog. Wall is a
graduate of Oberlin College and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Photos in order from left to right: MICHIYAYA Dance by Alice Chacon, Alethea Pace by Whitney Browne, Georgia Wall by Mom.


The accessible entrance for this location is located at 53A Chambers Street, Gibney’s main entrance. An elevator connects the ground floor entrance with the second floor studios.

Requests for reasonable accommodation 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

Gibney 280 Broadway
Enter at 53A Chambers Street
New York, NY 10007
646 837 6809

Gibney 890 Broadway
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New York, NY 10003
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