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The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway

The Dance Enthusiast Hits the Streets: Gibney Dance at 280 Broadway

Published on April 20, 2015
Photo: Mary John Frank

Guest Contributor Mary John Frank Checks Out the Center's New Partnering Class Series

Contemporary partnering while an important skill set for dancers, is often taught only during special workshops or choreography intensives. Now the folks at Gibney Dance, always looking for solutions and new avenues through which to practice “good” dance, are proud to offer weekly ongoing partnering classes every Tuesday from 4-6pm at Gibney Lower Manhattan (280 Broadway). 

Classes featuring the aesthetics and practices of diverse artists will allow Gibney students to build a diverse repertoire of partnering skills. The class promises a very rich experience to those who choose to participate.

Two women lean in to one another, their hands come together in a prayer position
Photo: Mary John Frank

 

Two dancers face one another and connect their palms
Photo: Mary John Frank

"It's part of our overall effort to continue to round out, amplify and explore new 'specialty' offerings for the contemporary community,” says Gina Gibney, the artistic visionary of the center. “ It also gives our students the opportunity to explore teachers and peers in a new way—versus a standard technique class”

Brian Strimpel leads a partnering class at Gibney Dance
Photo: Mary John Frank
Brian Strimpel Demonstrates with a dancer how to distribute weight in a partnering class
Photo: Mary John Frank


Gibney’s offerings are anything but standard. Each month there will be a new instructor: April features David Dorfman dancer and independent choreographer, Bryan Strimpel; May features choreographer Tiffany Mills, "whose work favors a boldly physical vocabulary, where vivid partnering plays a prime role in detailing human relations"; and in June, Paul Singh, who has worked with Douglas Dunn and was in the inaugural cast of  “Sleep No More,” will share his take on partnering work with an improvisational approach.

Dancers lean against one another to support one another's weight
Photo: Mary John Frank

 

Dancers huddle up while teacher Brian Strimpel talks about the partnering class
Photo: Mary John Frank

 

More Info about Partnering at Gibney Dance
Click here  Gibney 280 Broadway

 

 

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