Week of December 16, 2018
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ShowDown is a performance and feedback series for works-in-progress at Gibney 280 Broadway. The program provides emerging and mid-career dance artists an opportunity to show unfinished work in an informal, welcoming setting. Artists sign up to present their work through a non-curated lottery process. A feedback session following the performance is facilitated by a moderator; a noted guest choreographer. The moderator guides a feedback session with the viewers and artists to aid in the development of participating artists’ work.

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Spring 2019 ShowDown dates

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019
Sunday, March 3rd, 2019
Sunday, April 7th, 2019
Sunday, May 5th, 2019

Spring 2019 sign-ups are now available until Tuesday, November 20 at 11:59 pm EST and will not cap the number of applications accepted.

From that pool, 12 artists will be selected at random for the Spring 2019 ShowDown dates. The selected artists will be assigned a date based on their ranked preferences below.


ShowDown takes place on Sunday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at Gibney 280 Broadway. Artists must arrive at 2:30 pm for set-up and a brief technical rehearsal.

Artists must be available from 2:30 – 5:00 pm on the day of the showing to present work at ShowDown.