News of Note: What You Might Have Missed in March 2020

With COVID-19 dominating headlines, good news has a way of slipping under the radar. But despite the uncertainty, companies and artists are still looking to the future and making moves. Here are the latest promotions, appointments and transfers, plus notable awards and accomplishments from the last month. Comings & Goings At Boston Ballet, Tigran Mkrtchyan […]

What Do Dance Curators Actually Do?

Dance curators do a lot more than program a season. They spot raw talent, develop and shape careers, identify trends and create context around what they are presenting. But what does it take to get into this kind of wide-ranging work—and what do curators actually do on a daily basis? Meg Booth: CEO, Society for the […]

A $2 Million Grant Will Transform Gibney Into A Repertory Company

The Gibney dance empire keeps expanding. Its leader, Gina Gibney, announced today that with a $2 million gift from Andrew A. Davis, a trustee of the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, her company will double in size and become a commission-based repertory troupe. Formerly called Gibney Dance Company, the new Gibney Company will increase from […]

3 Tips for Dancers Who Want to Explore Activism

Are you passionate about social issues, but unsure of how to incorporate them into your work? Yasemin Ozumerzifon, director of community action at Gibney in New York City, offers advice to beginners: 1. Get Specific. Gibney’s Hands Are For Holding program. Scott Shaw, Courtesy Gibney Choose a particular cause. “When we’re addressing something really large […]

How to Create Outreach Projects that Are Actually Meaningful

There’s a big difference between one-size-fits-all outreach projects that exist to check a box on a grant application and work that has a lasting impact. As more dance companies incorporate engagement efforts into their seasons, they’re finding that truly purposeful projects require careful consideration of the communities they serve. Focus On Meeting Needs Taking the […]

Yes, It Is Possible to Work Full Time and Be A Professional Dancer

Few dancers are able to make a comfortable living from their creative pursuits alone. Many rely on non-dance freelance work or multiple part-time gigs, fearing that a full-time job would take too much time away from their dancing. However, plenty of artists manage to balance full-time day jobs with fulfilling dance careers, opting for the […]

Gibney Goes Big: Inside the NYC Dance Hub's Latest Expansion

New York City–based dancers know Gibney. It’s a performance venue, a dance company, a rehearsal space, an internship possibility—a Rubik’s Cube of resources bundled into two sites at 280 and 890 Broadway. And in March of this year, Gibney (having officially dropped “Dance” from its name) announced a major expansion of its space and programming; […]

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