The Transformed Gibney Company to Debut at The Joyce Theater in 2021
FROM GIBNEY DANCE—Gina Gibney, Founder, Artistic Director, and CEO of Gibney—the trailblazing, New York-based dance and social justice organization—announced today that the organization has received a $2 million gift from Andrew A. Davis, a Trustee of the Shelby Cullom Davis Charitable Fund, to support the transformation of its resident dance troupe, Gibney Company. In the next phase of an ongoing visionary expansion of the Gibney organization, Gibney Company, formerly Gibney Dance Company, will become a commission based, repertory company that works with renowned and rising international choreographers representing a broad range of aesthetics and techniques. With new possibilities for commissioning original works, Gibney Company will retain its longstanding spirit of experimentation while taking a leading role in shaping a more robust landscape for contemporary dance in New York, and beyond. The Company, which will double in size, will perform regular seasons in New York and tour nationally. Gibney Company will make its debut at The Joyce Theater in New York in November 2021.
“New York City is home to some of the world’s most important and vibrant dance companies, yet there is room for a contemporary dance company that is dedicated to commissioning artists who reflect a range of experiences and backgrounds to create works for the future of dance,” said Gina Gibney. “We are profoundly grateful to Andrew Davis for his extraordinary commitment to Gibney Company, and for this visionary gift that will directly benefit artists, collaborators, and audiences at all levels.”
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