Dance/NYC and NYC Spaces for Dance Making

David Johnston

From left to right; Katie Dixon, David Johnston, Linda Shelton. Photo courtesy of Dance/NYC and Christopher Duggan

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 on the panel, “NYC Spaces for Dance Making,” along with Linda Shelton of the Joyce, Gina Gibney of the Gibney Dance Center, and Adam Natale, one of our colleagues from Fractured Atlas. I presented findings from We Make Do, More Time is Better, But Budget is King, our study of workspace issues affecting mid-career single choreographer-led dance companies.

Linda Shelton announced a new residency program, in which 79 choreographers are being offered subsidized space rentals at the Joyce’s DANY Studios.  Gina – who help was invaluable with the study – spoke on her recently expanded studios at the Gibney Dance Center.  And Adam detailed Fractured Atlas’ upcoming online reservation system, scheduled to begin beta testing in three months. The panel was moderated by Katie Dixon, Chief of Staff at the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

Many thanks to Lane Harwell, Dance/NYC’s Executive Director, the funders and all the volunteers who made this event such a success.

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