NEWLY EXPANDED PROGRAM INCLUDES SPACE, STIPEND, OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT AND EXTENSIVE ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT
Gibney Dance announces today the 10 artists to be awarded its 2015 Dance in Process (DiP) artist residencies: Wally Cardona, Jeanine Durning, Marjani Forté, Keely Garfield (in association with Presenter Partner Danspace Project), Patricia Hoffbauer, Silas Riener (in association with Presenter Partner The Chocolate Factory), robbinschilds, Anna Sperber, David Thomson and Kota Yamazaki.
“Gibney Dance is thrilled to unveil this phenomenal group of artists selected for the inaugural year of Dance in Process supported by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation,” says Gina Gibney, Artistic Director of Gibney Dance. “These Resident Artists represent a rich aesthetic range and cultural diversity, and are all developing exciting projects that will benefit from uninterrupted space and resources. Support for mid-career dance artists to advance their work is sorely needed in New York City, and we are proud to steward the generous Mellon Foundation funding to provide choreographers with a creative home and resources such as space, equipment, technical assistance, staff support and a stipend. These artists will enrich the community at our Choreographic Center at 890 Broadway, and it is our aspiration that DiP will help to bring engaging and fully-realized new dance to NYC audiences.”
Gibney Dance’s DiP program is a comprehensive New York City-based creative residency for mid-career artists who are in the “mid-stage” of developing new work. The program focuses on work that has progressed beyond initial research; developing work that requires technical support in a theater or production laboratory setting; and work that requires uninterrupted space and support in which to test new ideas and directions. It is based in the historic 890 Broadway building where Gibney Dance has, over the last three years, established a full-scale choreographic center—the only one of its kind in New York City—with subsidized rehearsal space and an array of artist services for the dance community.
Gibney Dance created DiP to strategically deploy the organization’s resources so that they may have the greatest possible impact on the dance field. DiP specifically addresses some of the field’s most pressing needs and connects them with Gibney Dance’s strengths: centrally located facilities, thoughtfully designed programs, a deep understanding of dance-maker’s needs and a built-in community of artists and dance professionals.