The performance last night ended in the main auditorium space, which is massive compared to the studio spaces. Though I couldn't see them in action, there are actually many skylights in the ceiling allowing natural light into the windowless space. The steel beams actually support the whole space, a kind of frame within the frame. "The brick is in horrible shape and structurally, it should have been taken down," said Cavagnero. "But the brick means a lot to the dancers. The brick is still there because it has memories for them, but it's not supporting anything." I quite liked the warmth of the brick walls, but in keeping with the transparency of the design, the steel is still legible as the building's support, and mirrors the angles of the trusses above. Photo by Tim Griffith.  Dancing About Architecture by Aaron Britt

Dancing About Architecture

The performance last night ended in the main auditorium space, which is massive compared to the studio spaces. Though I couldn't see them in action, there are actually many skylights in the ceiling allowing natural light into the windowless space. The steel beams actually support the whole space, a kind of frame within the frame. "The brick is in horrible shape and structurally, it should have been taken down," said Cavagnero. "But the brick means a lot to the dancers. The brick is still there because it has memories for them, but it's not supporting anything." I quite liked the warmth of the brick walls, but in keeping with the transparency of the design, the steel is still legible as the building's support, and mirrors the angles of the trusses above. Photo by Tim Griffith.

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