In recent decades the audience for dance has grown substantially but the number of good homes for dance has lagged behind. Further, information on the requirements of dance cannot be found in most design guides on the performing arts. Space for Dance was written to redress this lack of information and speaks to two groups: dancers, choreographers and company mangers who hope to build their own spaces for dance and prospective builders of dance spaces – local governments, community groups and their planners and architects. Space for Dance was commissioned jointly by the Design Arts and Dance Programs of the National Endowment for the Arts.
. . . valuable information and beautifully organized. Sets a high standard for coping with the problems of producing dance at a small, medium or large scale … and it is a pleasure to read.Lucinda Childs
… demystifies without over-simplifying the many complex issues of dance and architecture.Liz Thompson, former executive director of the Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival.
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Space for Dance‘s Nine Chapter Heads
For many readers, p. 34 from Space for Dance is the most valuable page in the book.