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Gibney Dance's POP: Performance Opportunity Project

Gibney Dance's POP: Performance Opportunity Project


Alison Cook Beatty Dance


Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway, Entrance at 53A Chambers
New York, NY 10007


Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 8:00pm
Friday, November 18, 2016 - 8:00pm
Saturday, November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm



Alison Cook Beatty Dance

Alison Cook Beatty Dance
4 Works / 75 Min
POP: Performance Opportunity Project

Alison Cook Beatty Dance will perform on November 17th, 18th, and 19th at 8pm, including four pieces in a 75 minute program.

LIFELINE is a duet inspired by a couple’s love withstanding time and conflict. It features a female dancer in a white dress partnering with a male dancer in white, with a minimalistic set, set to music by Karl Jenkins in three varying sections over 8 minutes. “Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.”— Aristotle

PATIENCE IMPATIENCE features three dancers performing to an original composition composed by Allan Greene, inspired by a poem written by the choreographer titled East River Banks. With long black ropes and weighted anchors, with three barefoot dancers seeking balance amidst the tugging of ropes, this is one of the company’s more prop-centric dances addressing loss, fortitude, patience, impatience, rigidity, and resilience.

BECOMING ANOTHER features eight dancers in hand painted skin tone unitards representing a couple in different stages of their lives together, dancing as partners. It includes a thematic film of letter writing and charcoal sketches that coincides with the score by composer Dr. Young Mi Ha, inspired by the Diary of Adam and Eve by Mark Twain.

MANIFESTATIONS features eight spirited dancers in a mid-19th century inspired work, during the Era of Manifestations, when the Shaking Quakers were thriving in New York, holding strong to their utopian vision of communal living, celibacy, and isolationism. For those in love, it was a dystopia. It is set to John Adam’s Shaker Loops. 


About Alison Cook Beatty Dance:

Alison Cook Beatty Dance was founded in 2012 in New York City, exploring the universal human condition through expansive and emotionally driven movement grounded in American modern dance. The healing and transformational power of the arts inspires the Company to work with diverse groups within the community, in addition to collaborative efforts with other artists. Alison Cook Beatty Dance has performed throughout the United States including New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, California, Vermont, and Washington D.C., and continues its rehearsal, performance, and community outreach events for 2016. The company has been awarded grants from the Milford Fine Arts Council of Connecticut, New Haven Fine Arts Council of Connecticut, the Putney School in Vermont, and Assets for Artists.

About Gibney Dance POP Series:

Gibney Dance, founded in 1991, is a trailblazing organization whose mission is to bring the possibility of movement where it otherwise would not exist. Through three interrelated fields of action—Center, Company, and Community Action—Gibney Dance is “Making Space for Dance” in studios, on stages, and in underserved shelters and schools. POP: Performance Opportunity Project, provides the dance community with increased support for showings and performances. POP Performances are held in the intimate 116 seat black-box theater at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center.

For ticket holders at our upcoming shows at Gibney Dance from Thursday, November 17th through Saturday, November 19th, present your show ticket at Maxwell's Saturday evening for a complimentary drink, meet the dancers, learn more about the company, and have a fun relaxing evening at a classic Tribeca destination with old New York ambiance, award winning burgers, and select crafts beers and cocktails. Bring your friends and spread the word- it's going to be a great night in the city!


Maxwell's is a 2-minute walk from the theater (entrance at 53A Chambers St), and both are close to public transportation and parking.

SUBWAY: 1,2,3,4,5,6,A,C,J,Z,N,R subway lines
NEARBY PARKING: GGMC Parking Garage, 35 Reade St

We hope to see you soon!

Photo credit: Russell Haydn

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