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ShowDown: Alaina Wilson and Debbie Mausner

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Join us for showings by Alaina Wilson and Debbie Mausner. Moderated by Ori Flomin.

FREE. No RSVP required.

ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting, with a feedback session following the performances facilitated by a noted guest choreographer.


ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Alaina Wilson is a New York-based choreographer, performer, and visual artist trained in classical ballet, modern, and contemporary dance. She holds a BA in Classics and Art History from Vassar College and received an MFA in Dance from Sarah Lawrence College in 2018. Her choreography, investigating phenomena of perception, combines movement with elements of visual art to alter and shape viewer experience. Her work has been presented at venues including the Actors Fund Arts Center, Access Theater, Dixon Place, Eden’s Expressway, Green Space, Triskelion Arts, Smush Galley, the Bardavon Opera House in Poughkeepsie, NY, Sarah Lawrence College, and Vassar College. She has taught at the Bronxville Ballet School, the Bronxville Adult School, and the Eliza Frost Child Center in Bronxville, NY. In addition to her own work, she performs with Grant Jacoby & Dancers and choreographer Nathalie Jonas.

Debbie Mausner is a performer, choreographer, curator, and teaching artist from Brooklyn, NY.  She graduated magna cum laude from Barnard College, where she performed works by Pam Tanowitz, Mark Morris, Caitlin Trainor, Trisha Brown, Lucinda Childs, and Joanna Kotze. Since then, she’s worked with Trainor Dance, Stephanie Nelson, Bryce Dance, JACKS, and visual artist Eric Gottshall. Through Debbie Mausner & Dancers (@dmdancecollective), Debbie has showcased dance and film around NYC and Boston. She has taught movement throughout Brooklyn with Kinderdance, Mark Morris Dance Center, Brooklyn Arts Exchange, and Dancewave. In 2018, Debbie co-founded Current Showcase, an interdisciplinary showcase that aims to bring together artists working in different mediums. She is also a member of the 2019-20 Dance/NYC Junior Committee.

Photo of Alaina Wilson by Ian Douglas.


ACCESSIBILITY

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 elyse@gibneydance.org.

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

Gibney 890 Broadway
Fifth Floor
New York, NY 10003
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