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Happy Hour with Gina Gibney
HAPPY HOUR with Gina Gibney
Tuesday, May 14th | 6:30-8PM
Join Gallim for Happy Hour with Gina Gibney, who will take a seat with Andrea Miller and share (fingers crossed) juicy life stories. Come with questions and stay for wine!
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About Gina Gibney
Choreographer/Director/Entrepreneur/Artistic Director/CEO of Gibney
Gina Gibney is a choreographer, director, entrepreneur, and the Artistic Director and CEO of Gibney. She founded Gibney in 1991 as an arts organization dedicated to social action, and today the organization has rapidly emerged as a cultural leader operating 23 studios across two Lower Manhattan facilities. With the mission to bring the power of movement and self- expression where it would otherwise not exist, Gibney works through three interrelated fields of activity—Center, two beautiful spaces at 890 and 280 Broadway; Company, the acclaimed resident dance ensemble; and Community Action, a highly respected and impactful social action program. With the dissolution of New York City dance institutions during the last decade such as Dance Theater Workshop, Dance New Amsterdam, and the DANY Studios, Gibney is proud to be filling this critical need in the arts community.
Gina Gibney’s repertory of works and community outreach programs have received wide acclaim and support from audiences, colleagues, and critics. Beyond the stage, Gibney is dedicated to using the transformative power of dance to give a voice to individuals in need. Considered a pioneer in connecting the arts with the broader community, her Company’s work has impacted the lives of thousands of domestic violence survivors.
Gibney proudly serves on the Executive Committee of Dance/USA and was recently included in Dance Magazine’s 2017 list of The Most Influential People in Dance Today. Other accolades include being named to the Out100 2016 list of influential members of the LGBT community and to the Vanity Fair Hall of Fame for "making art and taking action." In June 2017 at Dance/USA’s Annual Conference, Gibney received the organization’s Ernie Award, given annually to a changemaker in the field, whose work may often go unheralded but has “significantly empowered artists and supported their creativity individually or as a community.”
Gibney is a frequent panelist and speaker on topics of dance, entrepreneurship, and arts- community partnerships, and she serves on several cultural boards and advisory groups. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Fine Arts from Case Western Reserve University where she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. At Case Western Reserve University, she studied with Kathryn Karipides, Kelly Holt and David N. Brown, and her early work was also influenced by such artists as Pat Graney, Hanya Holm, Penny Hutchinson, Jocelyn Lorenz, Mark Morris and Bessie Schönberg.
Toast the end of the work day at Gallim! Catch up on the latest in the dance world with a glass of wine and your hosts, Artistic Director Andrea Miller and the Gallim dancers. This series of interviews will delve into the field, life as an artist, and the perspectives of today’s top influencers.
Stay tuned for more Happy Hour with Camille A. Brown on Tuesday, June 18th!
A special thank you to Olivino Wines for their generous support of this program.
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