Modern Dance In Crisis?

dancerKatie-Workum-Dance-Theater_Carlisle_by-Florence-BaratayMAINSince the 1950s, New York City has been the center of modern dance in the United States and, often, the world. From Broadway to Balanchine to Trisha Brown, dancers, and dance of the highest caliber, are a New York hallmark. Even with the recession and attendant deep funding cuts in the dance world, dancers must remain here – there is virtually nowhere else to go to consistently practice their craft in the U.S. Even though all the performing arts have been hard hit by the recession, modern dance has sustained one of the biggest blows.

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