Intimate partner violence survivors have often lacked the power to make choices in their own lives because their impulses have been controlled by another person. Gibney Dance Community Action has demonstrated that movement, physical awareness, and creativity can play a remarkable role in healing.
Gibney Dance Company members receive specialized training in order to design and facilitate workshops, in partnership with Sanctuary for Families, Safe Horizon, Day One, and others, that draw from their artistic practices and address the needs of survivors. These workshops follow a unique four-part progression that reflects the Company’s artistic process:
Workshop facilitators use specialized training in working with intimate partner violence survivors to facilitate movement workshops that empower clients and help them find renewed voices that support their quests to rebuild their lives. Workshops are tailored to the unique needs of each shelter.
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3. World Health Organization.
* Results from the FY15 Gibney Dance Community Action Movement Workshops.