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January 20, 2023 • 7:30 pm PST
Founded by choreographer Gina Gibney in 1991, the New York City–based Gibney Company works with renowned and rising international choreographers representing a broad range of aesthetics and techniques. Tapping into the vast potential of movement, creativity, and performance to effect social change and personal transformation, Gibney advocates for issues such as diversity, mental health, and economic empowerment in the dance field with the aim of redefining what it means to be a 21st-century contemporary dance company.
Gibney’s dancers, who have expanded and vital roles as both artists and activists, are known as Artistic Associates. “What is most striking about the Gibney Company is the prowess of the Artistic Associates,” states Catherine Tharin of The Dance Enthusiast. “They dive into the space with abandon. They partner with ease. Hyper-mobility defines their bodies. A fluid spine, pliable thigh sockets, wide lunges, seemingly impossible back arches, soft arms, and untroubled extensions abound.”
Don’t miss a special performance by this vital group, which has rapidly emerged as a cultural leader by reimagining both the art and the practice of contemporary dance today.