Two Things to Reflect on Today: Quirky Landmarks & Dance

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ONE: SOME THINGS ARE FORCED TO CHANGE (BY CITY ORDER)
Brit in Brooklyn shows us the photographic evidence of a Clinton Hill (or is it Bed-Stuy?) landmark that was destroyed by city order for various violations. If the creators of this architectural statement were more building-savvy, Brooklyn could’ve had our own version of LA’s Watts Towersoh well….here are some great Flickr shots of the building (pre-destruction).
TWO: CONCRETE & DANCERS DON’T MIX
Claudia La Rocco at the NY Times‘ ArtBeat blog points out why dance performances don’t routinely take place in galleries anymore (like they once did decades ago). It is something I never really thought about, but makes a lot of sense:

…all the Chelsea gallery floors these days are concrete, as opposed to the wooden floors that were prominent in the SoHo era. Dancers and concrete don’t mix, unless the dancers want to risk serious injury, so the floors severely limit what kind of movement-oriented activities can take place in these spaces. I’m sure there’s a whole metaphor about the vastly different economic realities faced by choreographers and artists to be made here. (source)

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