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  • 15 years ago

    Dance studios, like parking lots, tend to occupy properties on an interim basis, in the window between dereliction and desirability. Since 1999, at least seven Manhattan dance studios have been forced to shut down and three have relocated. Four ma...

  • 15 years ago

    In 1930, a wealthy patroness of Martha Graham lent the choreographer her vacated apartment in a grand old Central Park South building slated for demolition. Until it was torn down, Graham and her dachshunds camped out in unaccustomed albeit unfurn...

  • 17 years ago

    Susan Marshall likens the process of choreographing The Most Dangerous Room in the House— a 75-minute dance-theater piece playing at BAM's Majestic Theater December 16 through 20— to excavating. In the studio, she sees her role as uncove...

  • 17 years ago

    I don't define improvisation," says Sondra Loring, curator of the seventh annual Improvisation Festival/NY. "I leave that to the artists." More than 80 from around the world will appear in a two-week blitz of performances, jams, classes, workshops...