Gibney, a New York-based dance company, recently took up a four-day residency with dancers at Fort Worth ISD’s Arlington Heights High School.
Amy Miller, a senior company director at Gibney, conducted master classes and two choreography workshops with Heights dancers during her visit, January 9-12. Classes focused on dance technique. In one particular choreography technique workshop, dancers created dance movements based on social justice issues.
“This is an enormous deal to have such an amazing company come work with our dancers,” said Rachel Wade, AHHS dance department director. “This organization focuses not only on cultivating talented dancers, but socially-minded artists that use their work to positively impact their community.
“We are really thrilled to provide this opportunity for our kids.”
Founded by Gina Gibney, the company’s chief executive officer and artistic director, in 1991, Gibney is a renowned art and social justice dance company with two New York locations that include 23 studios and five performance spaces. For more information on the company, visit gibneydance.org.