POP: PERFORMANCE OPPORTUNITY PROJECT
Gibney’s POP: Performance Opportunity Project serves the dance community by providing space, support, and subsidized rates for performances to non-profit companies and individual dance artists.
POP enables non-profit companies and individual dance artists to self-produce performances and showings at Gibney. Artists can participate in POP through Performances, Showings, or Open Rehearsals. POP Performances offer a three-night run in The Theater (Studio H) at 280 Broadway. POP Showings & Open Rehearsals are more informal showings in our studios.
POP: Performance Opportunity Project serves the dance community by providing space, support, and subsidized theater rental rates for performances to non-profit companies and individual dance artists. The intimate 116 seat Studio H Theater at Gibney 280 Broadway includes two separate dressing rooms for the artist’s convenience. Artists participating in the POP performance series receive time for technical rehearsal and a three-night performance run. The three-night POP Performance package costs $5,500.
Technical and dress rehearsal take place on Wednesday and performance nights are Thursday-Saturday. Performances will begin either at 7:30 pm or 8 pm, pending length of show and to be determined by Technical Director. Show run time is limited to 75 minutes including any intermissions.
Due to COVID-19, Gibney will not have open applications for POP Performances in the 2021 Season.
POP SHOWINGS & OPEN REHEARSALS
POP Showings and Open Rehearsalsare an opportunity for artists to invite friends and supporters into their creative process in a studio setting to cultivate audiences, funders, and support. Events consist of an informal, no-lighting/tech, studio showing followed by a reception. Artists participating in the POP Showing series receive time in the studios, as well as event assistance.
POP Open Rehearsals are available at Gibney 890 Broadway in Union Square, and POP Showings are available at Gibney 280 Broadway in Lower Manhattan. POP Showings and Open Rehearsals have a maximum capacity of 50 to 116 people, depending on the studio.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and dates are subject to availability.
Gibney reserves the right to reschedule and reprogram events at its own discretion.
Photo of 2019 POP artist Keiko Fujii Dance Company by Scott Shaw.