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NC Dance Theatre building uptown studio and office facility

Posted on 31 Mar 2009 by Justin Ruckman

Reading through Urban Planet today, I came across the above rendering, and information about the NC Dance Theatre’s new uptown building. Apparently all money for construction has been pledged. Some stats about the facility:

  • $8.5 million
  • 35,000 sq. ft.
  • will be located at N. Tryon & W. 10th
  • will hold 6 rehearsal studios, a costume shop, offices and meeting rooms
  • studios overlook Tryon for pedestrian viewing
  • expansion space left behind building for a future black box theater, to be used for experimental dance
  • will take its place among N. Tryon’s “cultural mile” which includes Discovery Place, Levine Museum, The Light Factory, Spirit Square, and the McColl Center

An article on the Dance Theatre’s website notes that the recession is actually helping the project, due to falling prices for concrete and steel.

Comments

  1. JamesWillamor 1 Apr 2009 at 5:39 AM

    I like this. This section of North Tryon street has really been in need of some development, and will have nice street presence. It will make a nice impression on visitors arriving uptown from N. Tryon.

  2. Meck 1 Apr 2009 at 2:48 PM

    That is actually right near where their old studio used to be, and it could definitely use some help over there. But I have to say this — they should use that pledged money to improve their performance. Bring in more choreographers so we don’t have to see Mark Diamond turn Romeo and Juliet into a family comedy anymore. And use the money so you can have the Charlotte symphony play with you as opposed to recorded music. And especially — use it to give out more contracts — hire more of the talent that comes through their Chataqua program each year and stage bigger ballets (giselle as opposed to, um, the little mermaid). Charlotte dance will improve much more from that than a fancy new studio.

  3. Justin Ruckman 1 Apr 2009 at 2:54 PM

    What you didn’t like “A Night at the Movies”? It’s culture with an “e-r”.

  4. Justin Ruckman 1 Apr 2009 at 2:54 PM

    What you didn’t like “A Night at the Movies”? It’s culture with an “e-r”.