Gibney Dance Company: BOTH/AND
Gibney Dance Company
GDC’s Fall 2019 season explores what happens when seemingly opposing ideas are invited to co-exist in direct relationship to one another, rather than in isolation. In response to a pervasive ‘either/or’ mentality in our world, how can we move toward embracing a philosophy of ‘both/and’— as people, as artists, and as citizens of the world?
When diverse ways of thinking and being are brought in close enough proximity, they interact to create a third culture together that didn’t exist before. How can we better facilitate this oftentimes paradoxical, yet beautiful, alchemy?
BOTH/AND features two world premieres: Stefanie Batten Bland’s 5 St. Fifperhanway Place Apt. 2A, and Peter Chu’s Forming Out. The two GDC Guest Choreographers will work with the company this fall to develop the works, which will explore the many nuanced layers of this universal theme.