Wednesday, November 2 & Saturday, November 12
Thursday, November 10 – Friday, November 11
Folding In is a meditation on the cycle of extension, resolution, and return. The work exposes the natural state of the body and how it seeks inevitable but unknowable endings. Gibney and her company of collaborators seek to learn about and find one another through the process of developing the work. As they navigate the stark layers of intimacy—the temperatures, tensions, and rhythms of the body—they find refuge and a path to return to self.
Folding In features a score by Icelandic cellist and composer Hildur Guðnadóttir, and is performed by Gibney Dance Company: Nigel Campbell, Kassandra Cruz, Amy Miller, Devin Oshiro, and Brandon Welch.
Join Gina Gibney and Gibney Dance Company to celebrate the world premiere of Folding In. In addition to the performance, your ticket will include an intimate pre-show discussion with CEO & Artistic Director Gina Gibney, a festive cocktail reception and meet-and-greet with the artists following the performance, and a special gift from Gibney Dance.
About Gibney Dance Company
As part of our 25th Anniversary Season, we have expanded our Resident Dance Company and launched an exciting new model to mobilize our dancers as artists, activists, and cultural advocates. The new Gibney Dance Company embraces a broad spectrum of activities — in the studio, on stage, within our organization, and in the community. As Resident Artists at our organization’s two facilities, Company Members are full-time participants in and contributors to our creative community. Our passion is to create and perform engaging work in a cooperative community and to share the power of dance as a means for personal change and social action. Learn more →
About Gina Gibney
Gina Gibney’s repertory of works and community outreach have received wide acclaim and support from audiences, colleagues, and critics. The cornerstone of Gibney’s repertory is a collection of eight evening-length works, composed over the last decade, that explore the humanity and poetry of the moving body. Beyond the stage, Gibney is also dedicated to using the transformative power of dance—both in performance and in practice—to give a voice to individuals in need. Considered pioneering in connecting the arts with the broader community, her Company’s work has reached thousands of domestic violence survivors.
Gibney graduated with high honors and received a Master of Fine Arts Degree from Case Western Reserve University. In addition to studies with Kathryn Karipides, David N. Brown, Kelley Holt, Mark Morris, and Jocelyn Lorenz, her choreography is greatly influenced by the performers and collaborators with whom she has worked. Gibney’s work has received recognition and support from a wide range of prestigious organizations, including the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, New York Community Trust, and the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation. Her work has been presented and commissioned by prestigious venues in the US and abroad, including Danspace Project, White Bird Dance, Yale Repertory Theater, The Joyce Theater, The Guggenheim Museum, and Internationale Tanzmesse NRW. Gibney proudly serves on the Executive Committee of Dance/USA, and she was recently named to the Honorary Circle of Dance/NYC.
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