The mission of Marie-Christine Giordano Dance (MCGD) is to use the medium of dance, which we see as an expressive, healing, and unifying art form, to convey messages of life affirmation, beauty, and community that go well beyond language and cultural differences. We explore the complex landscape of the human heart through performance, teaching, outreach, and other programs.
2017: Et Maintenant-- 15th Anniversary full evening creation premiered at BAM Fisher, Fishman Space, Brooklyn, NY, June 2-3
2014: Untitled -- Commissioned by Ecole La Planche, Espace Nuithonie, Fribourg, Switzerland
2013: Test — performance was part of Jodi Kaplan & Associates/Booking Dance showcases at the Association of Arts Presenters (APAP) conference, The Allen Room in Frederic P. Rose Hall, home of Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York
2012: In and Out/Up Close and Personal (site-specific performance) — Château de Penthes, Musée des Suisses dans le Monde/Museum of the Swiss Abroad, Geneva, Switzerland, October 4–6.
2012: In and Out (world premiere) — Danspace Project, St. Mark’s Church,
New York, June 7–9
2011: In and Out (work in progress) — BAX
2009: Ikiru (To Live) — presented by Chez Bushwick, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
2007: Spin Meditation in Progress — BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange
2005: Nurtured or Neutered? — Co-produced by Swiss Peaks and Tribeca Performing Arts Center, New York
2004: Untitled #3 — White Wave John Ryan Theater, DUMBO Dance Festival,
Brooklyn, N.Y., and Swiss Embassy, Washington
2004: Solo for a Few — Debaun Center for Peforming Arts, Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, N.J.
2003: Solo for Two — Danspace Project, St. Mark’s Church, New York
2002: Eve, Eros et les Autres — commissioned by l'Espace Moncor, Villars-sur-Glâne, Switzerland
From 2007 to 2016, MCGD has also led a weekly outreach program teaching dance to children at P.S. 24 for the length of the academic calendar. From 2013, MCGD has also presented a monthly artists' salon, which is now in its fifth year. Since 2007, the company has been a yearly grantee of the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Cultural Development Fund and was the recipient in 2014 of the NYCDCA Community Arts Leadership Initiative.
In 2002, the city of Fribourg, Switzerland, commissioned the first MCGD full-evening creation, Eros et les autres, which premiered November 7, 2002, at l’Espace Moncor. Co-producers Tribeca Performing Arts Center and Swisspeaks Festival commissioned another work, Nurtured or Neutered? that was performed November 3–5, 2005. Since then, MCGD has created eight full-evening works and two additional solo pieces, as well as three works for Joffrey Ballet School summer intensives. MCGD has appeared in New York City venues including BAM Fisher, St. Mark’s Church, the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Frederick P. Rose Hall (home to Jazz at Lincoln Center), the Swiss Institute, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange, White Wave's Annual DUMBO Dance Festival, Chez Bushwick, Triskelion Arts’ performance space in Brooklyn, and venues in Europe.
Giordano’s last full-evening new project, performed at BAM Fisher June 2017, included a larger group of dancers, a change of pace that represents a move from more intimate work to a larger ensemble, allowing a group of marked diversity to present Giordano's inclusive and celebratory vision of dance.