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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Some personal news from Eva!

Eva Yaa Asantewaa (Photo: D. Feller)


Some personal news...and I’ll try to keep it nice and simple!

In early July, I marked three years of employment with the Gibney organization. Many of you know that, on August 26, I reached my 69th birthday and, from out of the blue, suffered my first panic attack, a severe, terrifying one. On August 31, I resigned my position on Gibney's staff as Senior Director of Curation, effective December 17.  

The reasons behind this professional shift are complex, but it fits my new aim, as I age, to finally pull back and reclaim rest, time and focus for myself and a world of interests beyond the dance field I have served with fierce love for more than 45 years.

Even so--for now, at least--I will continue on as a consultant for Gibney, retaining my role as Founding Director of the Black Diaspora program and Editorial Director of Imagining: A Gibney Journal. Both are relatively young projects, launched during and largely because of this pandemic, and I’m eager to see them develop and flourish.

As for my current curatorial projects–some of which I inherited, some which I created for Gibney--I will support them on staff through December 17. I have been assured that artists and projects I planned for Gibney all the way through July 2023 will be honored and supported by the organization.

So, there you have it!


Please also read: My Body Wants Something Different for Me Now (June 21, 2021)


DISCLAIMER: In addition to my work on InfiniteBody, I serve, at Gibney, as Senior Director of Curation and Editorial Director. The postings on this site are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views, strategies or opinions of Gibney.


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