Chamber Ballet in a ChurchBy Deborah Jowitt, Arts Journal
Monday June 22, 2015
A year ago, New York Theatre Ballet was forced out of its longtime home in the Murray Hill neighborhood, and founder-director Diana Byer was distraught (do I need to discuss the insane prices in Manhattan real estate?). The outcome was a happy one; the company has relocated its studio to the second floor space in St. Mark's Church in the East Village, and in the company's June season, pointe shoes are having their day in the church proper where mostly bare feet reign (although not on Sundays).
It's a new experience to see this fine little company with its distinctive repertory in a non-proscenium space, and to be close to the dancers..
Photos by Yi-Chun Wu