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Making Space for Dance Makers

Making Space for Dance Makers


Saturday, July 27, 2013 - 7:55pm

The DiP program for mid-career, New York City-based dance artists

Announcing Dance in Process (DiP) Resident Artists

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Gibney Dance Center (GDC) DiP Resident Artists: (pictured above clockwise from left) Dean Moss, Lance Gries, RoseAnne Spradlin, and Jon Kinzel. Each artist will receive three weeks of continuous rehearsal space, access to an adjacent production office, and a menu of staff support and resource options as part of the DiP program for mid-career, New York City-based dance artists.

Moss and Spradlin were chosen by a selection committee through an open request for proposals, while Gries and Kinzel were chosen by New York City dance presenting organizations Danspace Project and The Chocolate Factory, respectively. We look forward to hosting the artists at GDC in the coming year. Many thanks to panelists Barbara Bryan, Aaron Mattocks, Doug Post, and panel facilitator Dana Whitco.

DiP has been generously funded by the Agnes Varis Trust through the Varis Lab for Artistic Discovery, Jerome Robbins Foundation, Mertz Gilmore Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and The New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Learn more about DiP.

2012 boo-koo Artist Joanna Kotze Wins Bessie Award

Congratulations to Joanna Kotze (pictured above), a 2012 GDC boo-koo space grant recipient and now the recipient of the 2013 Bessie Award for Outstanding Emerging Choreographer! Kotze was presented with a New York Dance and Performance Award, also known as a "Bessie," at the annual nominations press conference held last week in GDC's Studio 5-2. She was nominated for her work It Happened It Had Happened It Is Happening It Will Happen, presented at Danspace Project.

boo-koo was an ideal resource for Kotze as an emerging artist. Founded on the belief that everyone has something they need as well as something to offer to their community, boo-koo is one of GDC's longest-running Programs and provides emerging artists with forty hours of free space in exchange for giving back to their community. Learn more about boo-koo, or submit an application for the next round of space grants. The deadline for applications is next Wednesday, July 31 at 5 pm.

DiP Photos Courtesy of Lance Gries, Jon Kinzel, Dean Moss, and RoseAnne Spradlin
boo-koo Photo Courtesy of Joanna Kotze

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