Natsuki Arai and Joshua Palmer, photo by Andrzej Olejniczak
Gina Gibney Dance (GGD) is a performing and community action dance company with a two-fold mission: To create and perform contemporary choreography that draws upon the strength and insights of women and men, and to enrich and reshape lives through innovative community programs that help families, youth, and senior members of the community express themselves through movement. The Domestic Violence Project, which launched in 2000, provides a powerful new voice to women who are survivors of domestic abuse in their quest to rebuild their lives. This dynamic and highly regarded program serves thousands of women and their families each year. Other company initiatives include Keep Moving, which helps at-risk youth gain coping and life skills, and Moving the Community, which brings the healing power of movement to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. GGD also offers “recharge + reconnect”, a free open movement class.
Gina Gibney Dance invites you to their 2009 Gala on Wednesday, May 13th at the Ailey Citigroup Theater and Studios. This year’s theme is re:connect, re:vive, and re:charge. The evening begins at 7 PM with cocktails and a silent action, followed by a performance from Gina Gibney’s dancers, a presentation, and an after-party with an open bar, DJ, and much more.
Tickets to the gala cost $250, but specially priced tickets for individuals under 30 cost $50. This might sound like a lot, but this is not just another party. All proceeds from the gala will support the important community initiatives of Gina Gibney Dance, including the Domestic Violence Project, and the creation of new work for the company’s repertory. It promises to be a fun, memorable evening for an incredibly good cause. The gala invitation has full details about tickets, and you can purchase online. You can also RSVP to the Facebook invitation.
Plus, GGD is looking for gala volunteers! The company relies heavily on the generosity and time of volunteers in order to make the gala a successful event. If you’re interested in attending and would like to offer another set of hands on the 13th between 5 PM and midnight, send your name, email address, and phone number to the gala coordinator, Stephanie Mas: gala (at) ginagibneydance (dot) org.