“Inside Gibney Dance: More Space for Classes at 280 Broadway!”
[New York, NY] – On October 30, Gibney Dance will celebrate the Grand Opening of Gibney Dance 280 Broadway, the organization’s completely renovated and transformed Performing Arts Center, training facility, affordable rehearsal and resource center, and social action hub. Festivities include a reception in the brand new Gallery space, the unveiling of the state-of-the-art Performance Lab, tours of the facilities, and opportunities to observe classes and socialize with other members of the public and the NYC dance community. The event is free and open to the public, no RSVP required. See below for details.
Highlights of the renovations include: the Performance Lab (official name to be revealed at the celebration), a high-tech ground floor performance space that will house state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment allowing artists to experiment with technology; the Gallery, featuring curated exhibitions dedicated to the intersection of visual arts and performance, uniting artists across disciplines; the huge new Studio C, a white box studio theater for both classes and public performances; the Learning & Leadership Studio, where professional development workshops will impart crucial business skills to artists; the sunny and versatile new Studio B for classes and rehearsals; and the Community Action Hub, which will serve as a gathering space for social action workshops and house a library on the use of the performing arts to effect change.
“It has been an inspiration to see how important a resource 280 Broadway is to our communities,” says Gina Gibney, CEO and Artistic Director of Gibney Dance. “We are honored to be shepherding this important facility into its next phase by adding even more publically available space within the existing footprint.”
With this grand opening, artists and community members now have access to the full range of technical and administrative resources available at both Gibney Dance 280 Broadway and the Gibney Dance Choreographic Center at 890 Broadway—the only one of its kind in New York City. Interactions between the organization’s initiatives for performance, dance training, professional development, rehearsal space, creative residencies and artistic process are designed to holistically support artists’ entire journey from studio to stage.
On November 5, Gibney Dance launches its inaugural presenting season at 280 Broadway with DoublePlus, a six-week series of performances by emerging artists curated by artist/mentors Miguel Gutierrez, Jon Kinzel, Bebe Miller, Annie-B Parson, RoseAnne Spradlin and Donna Uchizono. Info and tickets at www.GibneyDance.org/DoublePlus.
Grand Opening: Gibney Dance 280 Broadway
October 30 at 6 p.m.
280 Broadway—Enter at 53A Chambers
Free admission, no RSVP required
More info: www.gibneydance.org