Dance and Dance Space


PRESS RELEASE: New EtM Program to Support Dance in Jamaica

David Johnston

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   May 18, 2015   CONTACT: David Johnston (212) 886-2503 or david@exploringthemetropolis.org    NEW EtM PROGRAM TO SUPPORT DANCE AND MUSIC ARTISTS,…

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NYC Real Estate and the Arts – Two Examples of Why Things Need to Change

David Johnston

In the first week of December, two events were reported in the media, which illustrate how the arts in NYC are in a state of…

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Are You There, Boston? It’s Us, EtM

David Johnston

Hi, Boston.  We read about your problem – finding decent affordable rehearsal space for musicians. Apparently, you’re running out of it. Mind if we offer…

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EtM, “We Make Do,” and the CUNY Dance Initiative

David Johnston

  In 2010, Exploring the Metropolis conducted a report for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation on workspace needs of mid-career, single-choreographer-led dance companies in New…

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Spaceworks LIC is Open

David Johnston

Congratulations to Spaceworks, which opened Spaceworks LIC last week! This new Long Island City rehearsal space will serve performing artists throughout NYC looking for affordable,…

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Emergency Response of the Arts Community – Update

David Johnston

         On the timely and generous response of the arts community post-Sandy, we wanted to post two funding updates. First, the NYFA…

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Alliance of Artists Communities, Minding the Gap

David Johnston

I spent Friday morning at Dance/USA’s 2012 Dance Forum, a pre-conference event at APAP. This event was at the Hilton New York, so bright and…

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Huffington Post and Gina Gibney

David Johnston

We have known Gina Gibney for years, and she’s been a trusted resource for information and advice.  Some months ago, we took a tour of…

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Dance/NYC and NYC Spaces for Dance Making

David Johnston

On Saturday, Exploring the Metropolis was honored to participate in the Dance/NYC Mid-Season Symposium at 3LD Arts and Technology Center in Lower Manhattan.  I spoke…

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Can Infrastructure Be a Treat? A Preview of the DiMenna Center

David Johnston

From our Director, Eugenie C. Cowan, today’s guest-blogger. “You may know that I use the word “infrastructure” a lot, and sometimes I define it slightly…

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