Gibney Dance Center Announces Expansion

Gibney Dance Center Announces Expansion

Gina Gibney, artistic director of Gibney Dance, is pleased to announce the expansion of the Gibney Dance Center (GDC) in the historic performing arts building at 890 Broadway in New York City. This added space will be a tremendous asset to the arts community, making high quality, affordable rehearsal and showing space more broadly available and accessible.

In 1991, Gibney operated a single studio at 890 Broadway as a home base for her company and the dance community, and she officially launched the Gibney Dance Center in 2010 when she acquired two additional spacious studios. GDC is now adding 8,400 square feet of pillar-free space scheduled for a grand opening in July 2011. This new expansion will house four additional studios, including one extra-large 70' x 45' space, all of which will be available for rehearsals, showings and special programs. The expanded facility will also provide a green room, dressing rooms, storage rooms, Production Offices, a media room, and new office space. The additional facilities will support the role of GDC as a creative hub for dance artists and as a home base for Gibney Dance.

GDC's expansion has been made possible with generous support from Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech, the Board of Directors and Honorary Board of Directors of Gibney Dance, and the Jerome Robbins Foundation.

About Gibney Dance
Gibney Dance (GD) offers a unique dance experience that couples powerful performers, flawless technique and elegant style with intimate, richly textured and intellectually challenging work.

Gina Gibney's work, praised by The New York Times for its "great intelligence and almost literary sensitivity," is distinguished by intricately crafted, intensely performed movement episodes with a sense of deep connection and emotional inevitability. The company has been presented in the US and abroad by Danspace Project, Peter Norton Symphony Space, Works & Process at The Guggenheim Museum, Baryshnikov Arts Center, The Duke on 42nd Street, the Yale Repertory Theater,The Joyce Theater's Altogether Different Series, Ailey Citigroup Theater, internationale tanzmesse nrw (Germany), Dance Theater Workshop, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Central Park Summerstage, The World Trade Center, The Cleveland Museum of Art, The Bagnolet Platform, L'Agora de la Danse (Canada).

Gibney Dance is also well recognized for its groundbreaking community action with survivors of domestic violence, youth-at-risk and people living with HIV/AIDS. Using movement and creativity to heal and empower individuals in need, these programs are widely regarded as a model in the field. In 2008, the company was named to the Vanity Fair Hall of Fame "because they not only make art but take action, bringing the wisdom they've acquired as dancers into the lives of women whose bodies house the memory of domestic violence."

About Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech:
Eliot Feld's Ballet Tech is a recognized innovator in the ways it has brought together the often-antagonistic bedfellows of New York real estate and the performing arts. Ballet Tech Foundation conceived and directed the renovation of The Joyce Theater. And in partnership with American Ballet Theatre it saved from commercial development the building now known as The Lawrence A. Wien Center for Dance and Theater (890 Broadway) - one of New York's principle rehearsal complexes for the performing arts. Ballet Tech Foundation's ability to conceive and carry out extraordinary projects such as these attests to its understanding of the need to create an infrastructure to support its more poetic enterprises.