Long Table: The Joy of Social Dancing - Gibney
Week of July 14, 2020
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Long Table: The Joy of Social Dancing

Social Dancing by J. Robillard


Guest Host: Miguel Aparicio
Core Participants: Erin Bomboy, Gail Freedman, Alicia Raquel, Abdiel Cedric Jacobsen, Caleb Teicher

We come together to talk about social dancing in some of its many traditions and contexts–from living rooms to street corners, from ballrooms to musical theater, film and television. How has social dancing influenced classic and contemporary choreography? What meaning does social dancing hold within in our cultural, historic, personal, creative and professional lives.

Also join us for CIRCLING BACKFEB 7, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Guide: Miguel Aparicio

Photo by J. Robillard

Curated and hosted by Gibney Senior Curatorial Director, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, this series of conversations and experiential gatherings highlights important issues in the dance community.

Long Table conversations adopt performance artist Lois Weaver’s non-hierarchical Long Table format, encouraging informal conversation around topics of concern to the community.

Circling Back events are experiential gatherings, guided by dance community elders, in which artists reflect on themes and ideas from the previous Long Table while sharing wisdom, core values, and ways of living that inform their creative movement practice. Each circle—unique in format and content—will establish respectful, generous and generative space held by the guides and all who attend.


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.

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