Danspace Project

Danspace Project is a performance venue for contemporary dance. Its performances are held in St. Mark's Church in the East Village area of the Manhattan borough of New York City.[1]

HistoryEdit

Founded in 1974 by Barbara Dilley, Mary Overlie, and Larry Fagin to support the creation of new work in dance and performance. A fire damaged the church in 1978 and performances were temporarily held at the Third Street Music School.[1]

Judy Hussie-Taylor became the Executive Director in 2008. In 2010, she launched the Platform series, which invites an artist to curate performances and events around a certain theme.[2][3]

Danspace has shaped contemporary New York dance history presenting artists such as Ishmael Houston-Jones, Bill T. Jones,[4] Trajal Harrell,[5] Okwui Okpokwasili,[6] and many others.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "archives.nypl.org -- Danspace Project records". archives.nypl.org. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  2. ^ Kourlas, Gia (2010-12-16). "A Platform For Dancers To Mix It Up". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  3. ^ Kourlas, Gia (2010-04-08). "Choreographers Are Becoming Curators, Too". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  4. ^ Dunning, Jennifer (1998-12-21). "DANCE REVIEW; Danspace Project, 25, Looks Back Nostalgically". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  5. ^ Chae, Julie; ContributorCurator; Writer; Advisor, Art (2012-10-11). "Trajal Harrell: The Next Martha Graham Has Arrived!". HuffPost. Retrieved 2020-07-26.
  6. ^ Seibert, Brian (2020-02-21). "Okwui Okpokwasili Wants You to Slow Down and Walk With Her". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2020-07-26.