Darwin is the first name Kate Levin, commissioner of the city's Department of Cultural Affairs, mentions in connection with the current building boom among contemporary dance companies in New York. "It's a sign of generational maturity," says the Berkeley Ph.D., who used to teach at CCNY. "Ballet companies have their own facilities, but they are devoted to a form," as opposed to individual choreographers. How, then, to explain the new edifice going up for the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater on West 55th Street, and, even further west, the 16,000 square feet of studios Trisha Brown... More >>>