The Joyce Professional Class Series

Gibney is proud to partner with The Joyce Theater to offer a series of public Professional Classes. Take class and learn repertory with artists performing at The Joyce this season!

L.A. Dance Project

Contemporary Class with David Adrian Freeland Jr. of L.A. Dance Project

May 13, 2022, 12:00-2:00pm
Price: $25.00

David Adrian Freeland, Jr. received his early dance training at LaVilla School of the Arts in Jacksonville, FL and at the Jacksonville Centre of the Arts. He furthered his dance studies at several prestigious intensive programs affiliated with The Juilliard School, Nashville Ballet, Atlanta Festival Ballet, and the Bates Dance Festival. David attended the Conservatory of Dance at SUNY Purchase College and began working toward his BFA in Dance before being invited to join Ailey II, the second company of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, where he danced for three years. During this time, he performed seminal works by Alvin Ailey, Judith Jamison, Robert Battle, as well as new works by Troy Powell, Dwight Rhoden, Jennifer Archibald, Amy Hall-Garner, Malcolm Low, and Donald Byrd, among others. David’s professional experience also includes seasons performing with The Metropolitan Opera and Missouri Ballet Theatre. In 2016, David joined L.A. Dance Project where he has both created roles and danced in important stage and film works by Benjamin Millepied, Kyle Abraham, Justin Peck, Ohad Naharin, Martha Graham, Merce Cunningham, Roy Assaf, Noé Soulier, and Shannon Gillen. David is the proud recipient of a 2018 Princess Grace Award in Dance.

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Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, Enter at 53A Chambers Street

Proof of full vaccination is still required and masks are recommended at Gibney Center. Visit www.gibneydance.org/PlanYourVisit for more information.

Trisha Brown Dance Company

Trisha Brown Dance Company with Kyle Marshall

May 27, 2022, 12:00-2:00pm
Price: $25.00

Using Foray Forêt (1990) as an entry into the work, Kyle Marshall will lead a 90-minute technique and repertory workshop for practicing dancers. Class will begin with a warm-up to integrate breath and body, and to connect to fellow dancers. Dancers will be guided through sequences of movement that will lay the foundation for learning phrases from the piece: accessing weight, finding clarity of pathways through space, and tapping into a range of qualitative shifts. From specificity, class will move back out into play and using the language of the work to set up choice making and impulse following.

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Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, Enter at 53A Chambers Street

Proof of full vaccination is still required and masks are recommended at Gibney Center. Visit www.gibneydance.org/PlanYourVisit for more information.

About Gibney’s Education Program

Through the cultivation of an inclusive and positive space, our offerings make space for exploration, risk-taking, personal and artistic growth, connection, and fun. It is our priority to listen to and support our community and to empower the future leaders of the field. Learn more.

Photo: Che Malambo by Diane Smithers