Week of December 16, 2018
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POP: Performance Opportunity Project

POP: Performance Opportunity Project
POP: Performance Opportunity Project, provides the dance community with increased support for showings and performances.

POP enables dance artists to self-produce performances and showings at Gibney through a curated rental process. 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.

Photo: Dylan Crossman Dan(s)ce, DoublePlus 2016. Copyright Gina Gibney Dance Inc., photo by Scott Shaw.

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.

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.


The application for Winter-Spring 2019 POP Performances is now available. DEADLINE EXTENDED. Submit your materials by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 30 to be considered.

Available Dates:
Jan. 24 – 26, 2019
Jan. 31 – Feb. 2, 2019
June 13 – 15, 2019
June 27 – 29, 2019

POP Showings and Open Rehearsals are 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.