Refreshments for Open Movement Class for HIV/AIDS Community
This gift provides refreshments for recharge+reconnect - a free open movement class combining yoga, movement and breathing exercises for individuals living with or affected by HIV/AIDS. Classes including recharge+reconnect are part of the large project, Moving the Community which underscores Gina Gibney Dance’s mission of using the power of movement and creativity to enrich and reshape lives. Extending the work we have done in six...
Set of TakeCare Cards
with TakeCare Cards
This gift will provide the funds to print an entire set of TakeCare cards for the participants of a Domestic Violence workshop. Each TakeCare Card is personally designed and developed by a member of GGD. It offers words of relaxation and a description of an exercise from the workshop or similar to ideas and exercises presented in the workshop that will calm down the body...
Transport to a Shelter
with 1 subway fare
This gift will provide round-trip subway fare to a shelter so that we can introduce women to our program. This year alone, through our current partnerships, we have been able to enter twenty shelters throughout the five boroughs of New York City and provide 250 workshops for women, reaching 12-15 women participants per workshop. Transportation to and from the shelter is a crucial starting point....
One Hour of Studio Space
with studio space
This gift will provide one hour of studio rental space for rehearsal or program planning. In order to have a program that can really help survivors, time and space are needed to create it. Whether the studio space is used to generate movement material for performance or to create new exercises for the workshops, time in the studio is crucial.
Workshop in a Domestic Violence Shelter
with 1 shelter session
This gift will allow a dancer to teach one workshop session to survivors at a domestic violence shelter. Ironically, in most domestic violence shelters, little or no attention is paid to the body. The Domestic Violence Project fills this crucial gap by using movement and creativity to help survivors of violence develop self-awareness, regain a more positive self-image and take steps to reclaim their lives....
Training for Dancers in Domestic Violence Community
with training sessions
This gift provides training sessions for dancers to learn to work effectively in the domestic violence community. Our workshops encourage the women to reflect upon their own personal qualities, experiences and aspirations. They are given the opportunity to examine how they are unique, and are encouraged to understand, accept and celebrate their uniqueness. The women are encouraged to begin to “make peace with their bodies.”...
Children's Workshop in a Domestic Violence Shelter
a children's workshop
This gift will allow a dancer to teach one children's workshop in a domestic violence shelter. Through consistent and concentrated yearlong programming in these shelters, with 6-10 children in each workshop, we will reach over 2,000 children. MyMoves! offers a high-quality program of workshops to help children develop self-confidence and life skills such as creative problem solving, concentration, collaboration and communication. We have learned through...
Training for Dancers
by providing materials
This gift will provide the materials such as books, articles and training sessions with shelter specialists that are necessary for a dancer to become educated about how to deal with domestic violence survivors. If trained and sensitized to the issue of domestic violence, professional dancers can bring movement, creativity and self-care to survivors as part of their journey to more healthy futures.