Uncategorized – Danspace Project


Fred Moten: Amuse-bouche

Cecil Taylor. Drawing by Ralph Lemon.

Amuse-bouche From Platform 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets catalogue She said, you came to see human bodies tonight but this is “holy work and it’s dangerous not to know that ’cause you could die like an animal… Read more

Platform 2018 Slideshow #2

Keely Garfield Dance

Photos from Bell & Water: a symposium, March 10, 2018 & A Shared Evening: Keely Garfield, Same As Sister, and Ni’Ja Whitson, March 15-17, 2018. All photos: Ian Douglas.

Kamau Ware: Blood Culture

Blood Culture-KW

Blood flows through the City and dries under our feet, feeding the ground we walk on. Similar to blood, memory is flowing, provides life, and is often lost. Blood culture considers the duality of blood and memory in layered urban… Read more

Judy Hussie-Taylor: Dancing Ground (excerpt)


By Judy Hussie-Taylor Danspace Project Executive Director and Chief Curator   Beginnings Where are we when we stand, sit, dance, or kneel at 10th Street & 2nd Avenue in the East Village? What is this land where so many have planted, prayed, grieved,… Read more

Tatyana Tenenbaum in Conversation with Lydia Bell

Tatyana Tenenbaum's "Untitled Work for Voice." Photo: Simon Courchel

I recently sat down with Tatyana Tenenbaum to discuss her Danspace Project commission, Untitled Work for Voice, which premieres at Danspace Project February 22-24, 2018. Tenenbaum comes to choreography by way of music composition, and uses musical theater as a… Read more

Support the creation of new dance work!


Give to the Creation Fund before January 1, 2018 and help us raise $18,000 for our 2017-18 commissioned artists. DONATE Thank you if you’ve already given a gift!  If you mailed us a check between November 27-December 4, we may… Read more

Fall 2017: A Letter from Judy Hussie-Taylor

Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener at Josiah McElheny's "Prismatic Park" residency, curated by Danspace Project at Madison Square Park, Summer 2017.

Dear Friends, Last year Danspace Project’s resonant Platform 2016: Lost & Found explored the impact of the AIDS epidemic on dance artists from the 1980s to the present. One of the many positive by-products of guest-curated Platforms is that it… Read more