Living Gallery: Tara Sheena

Dec. 6, 2019, 7:00 pm7:30 pm



280 Broadway
New York, NY 10007 United States

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Capital-D Dance

An offering shaped specifically for Living Gallery at Gibney, Capital-D Dance draws from Tara Sheena’s ongoing fascination with the ways capitalism, race, and dance collide in performance spaces. The term itself is fraught with illusion and pseudo-intellect, a way for Sheena to craft narratives in order to dilute—or disassociate—from them. It is a poem or a lecture or a table read for a dance yet to manifest. It loves dance, and Dance, enough to frustrate its borders. It is for you, and You. Welcome. 


Tara Sheena is a dancer, writer, and producer based in Brooklyn, NY. As a performer, she is engaged on upcoming projects with choreographers Ivy Baldwin, Ursula Eagly, Catherine Galasso, Leyya Mona Tawil, Nadia Tykulsker, and Gillian Walsh. Recently, she has been involved in the work of Stormy Budwig, Lindsey Dietz Marchant, Beth Graczyk, and the feature film “Shirley,” directed by Josephine Decker with choreography by Faye Driscoll. As a writer, she has been obsessed with the ways capitalism, race, and performance intersect in dance spaces, what she refers to as “Capital-D Dance.” Her writing has been published in Hyperallergic, the Brooklyn Rail, Fjord Review, DIY Dancer, the Huffington Post, Culturebot and Critical Correspondence, among others. Born and raised outside of Detroit, MI, she graduated from the University of Michigan in 2011 with a BFA in Dance and BA in English.

Photo courtesy of Tara Sheena.

Living Gallery, a monthly program curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa and produced in the Gibney Gallery, presents live performance of storytelling, monologues, spoken word, stand-up, or creative talks.

Each performance—free and open to the public—runs 30-45 minutes, usually scheduled within the hour before a dance concert presented in Gibney’s Theater. We welcome you to attend both events and enjoy a wide range of expressive artists.

Stay after the performance on December 6th to catch DoublePlus: Dana Davenport + Samita Sinha at 8:00 pm.


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).