Tag: gibney dance

As the Gibney Empire Expands, So Does the Dance Company

Gina Gibney runs two enormous dance spaces in New York City: Together they contain 23 studios, five performance spaces, a gallery, a conference room, a media lab and more. Gibney is now probably the largest dance center in the country. It’s not surprising that Dance Magazine named Gina Gibney one of the most influential people […]

The Biggest Questions Facing the Dance World About Sexual Harassment

Last Saturday night, Dance/NYC, Gibney Dance and the Actors Fund hosted a conversation on sexual harassment in the dance world. The floor was open for anyone in attendance to share whatever they wanted: personal stories, resources, suggestions. The event brought to light some of the questions the dance world is facing, and though we don’t […]

Op-Ed: Why Freelance Dancing is Undervalued & Underfunded

Freelancing is more common than ever. So why is it that, as the market shifts to favor freelance dancers, we do not pay them enough to subsist on their art? In Dance Magazine‘s August interview with four successful freelance dancers, not one reported making enough from the industry to cover their expenses. Most freelancers get […]

Keep On Turning: New Artistic Director Marc Brew's Big Plans for AXIS Dance Company

Now in its 30th year, AXIS Dance Company, the pioneering physically integrated troupe in Oakland, California, is celebrating with a new artistic director, a new logo and expanded ambitions. Australia-born Marc Brew, 40, took the helm this spring. A dancer, choreographer and filmmaker, Brew trained at The Australian Ballet School and was a 20-year-old professional […]

The Most Influential People in Dance Today: Gina Gibney

More than just a company or a studio space, Gibney Dance provides a hub for New York City’s dance artists, offering a wide array of resources: • choreographic mentorship • performance series • space grants and rentals • open classes and training programs • financial and digital technology advice • leadership seminars • town-hall–style gatherings […]

How to Take Corrections, Correctly

Class can be a whirlwind of information. Your teacher throws out multiple corrections at once—often in the middle of a combination—and as much as you want to apply them, they don’t always stick. Though some are notes you’ve heard time and time again, you get too overwhelmed trying to fix all of them to correctly […]