New York By Rail 14th ed. - Page 37

BARN DANCE Kaatsbaan invites dancers and dance lovers to get away from it all. By Brian PJ Cronin G reat art takes time. But, especially in New York City, time is money. That’s what led a group of New York-based dancers and choreographers to the realization that rising rents were having a detrimental effect on the state of American dance. While all urban artists have had to contend with an aggressive real estate market, no art form has suffered more as a result of this than dance, which needs ample space not only for performances but also for the process of creation. It’s hard to conceive and choreograph a 20-person ballet in a 600-square-foot apartment. So the group that eventually founded the Kaatsbaan International Dance Center decided to open a dance center upstate where companies could live for weeks at a time while creating new work, and then give performances to the community. But it took 10 years to find and renovate a 153-acre horse farm, set along the Hudson River in Dutchess Countyβ€ éΡ₯ΉδΩ₯±±…”½˜Q₯Ω½±€€‘Α½ΑΥ±…Ρ₯½Έθ€Δ°ΔΐЁ…½Ι‘₯ΉœΡΌΡ‘”€ΘΐΔΐTΉLΈ) •ΉΝΥΜ€°ΡΌΙ•…Ρ”Ρ‘”•ΉΡ•Θ°έ‘₯ ½Α•Ή•₯Έ€ΘΐΐΐΈ)M₯Ή”Ρ‘•Έ°½΅Α…Ή₯•Μ™Ι½΄€Δȁ½ΥΉΡΙ₯•Μ…Ή…±΅½ΝЁ•Ω•ΙδΝΡ…Ρ”₯ΈΡ‘”TΉLΈ‘…Ω”½΅”ΡΌ-……ΡΝ‰……ΈΡΌΙ•‘•…ΙΝ”₯Έ½Ή”½˜₯Ρ́ёɕ”ΝΡΥ‘₯½Μ°)Νх䁅Ё₯Ρ́…Ή•ΛŠé%ΉΈ…ΉΑ•Ι™½Ι΄₯Έ₯ΡΜ€ΔΨΐ΅Ν•…Ёё•…Ρ•ΘΈQ‘”•ΉΡ•Θ‘…́‘½ΝΡ•Ι•Ν₯‘•Ή₯•Μ™Ι½΄)έ½Ι±΅Ι•Ή½έΉ•½΅Α…Ή₯•Μ±₯­”Ρ‘”5…ΙΡ‘„Ι…‘…΄…Ή” ½΅Α…Ήδ°Ρ‘”5•Ι” ΥΉΉ₯Ή‘…΄…Ή”) ½΅Α…Ήδ…ΉIΥΝΝ₯‡Šé₯™΅…Έ …±±•Π°…±½Ήœέ₯Ρ Ν½Ι•Μ½˜Υΐ΅…Ή΅½΅₯ΉœΙ½ΥΑΜΈ ΥЁ₯ӊéΉ½Π©ΥΝЁΑΙ½Μ)έ‘ΌΡΙ•…Ρ‘”‰½…ɑ́…Ё-……ΡΝ‰……Έθ€ΰΐ!Υ‘Ν½ΈY…±±•δ‘₯±‘Ι•ΈΡΙ…₯Έ•… ε•…ȁ…Ё₯Ρ́…‘•΅δ½˜…Ή”Έ)-……ΡΝ‰……»ŠéΝՍ•Ν́‘…́•ΙΡ…₯Ή±δΑΙ½Ω•ΡΌ‰”„‰½½ΈΡΌ₯Ρ́‘½΅•Ρ½έΈΈƒŠqQ₯Ω½±€₯́„Ω₯‰Ι…ΉΠ)‘•ΝΡ₯Ή…Ρ₯½Έέ₯Ρ Ι•…ЁɕΝΡ…ΥΙ…ΉΡΜ°…±±•Ι₯•Μ…ΉΡ‘•…Ρ•ΙΜ³ŠtΝ…έΙ•½Ιδ …Ι䰁-……ΡΝ‰……»Šé…ΙΡ₯ΝΡ₯Œ)‘₯Ι•Ρ½ΘΈΉΝΌ-……ΡΝ‰……»Šé™½ΥΉ‘•Ί…Ι•»ŠeЁΝΡ½ΑΑ₯ΉœΈQ‘•Ι”…Ι”Α±…ΉΜ™½Θ‘₯­₯ΉœΡΙ…₯±Μ…±½ΉœΡ‘”Ι•ΝЁ½˜)Ρ‘”™…Ι΄°΅½Ι”ΝΡΥ‘₯½Μ…Ή΅½Ι”‘½ΥΝ₯ΉœΈ ΥЁё•Ι—ŠéΉΌΙΥΝ Έ™Ρ•Θ…±°°Ι•…Ё…ΙЁх­•ΜΡ₯΅”Έ(ΈΈΉ„™½ΥΘ΅Ν•…Ν½Έ)Α±…εΙ½ΥΉ)έ₯Ρ ±ΥαΥΙδΙ•Ν½ΙΡΜ°ΕΥ…₯ΉΠ™ Μ°ΙΥΝΡ₯Œ)±½‘•Μ°½΅™δ₯ΉΉΜ…Ή½ι䁍…΅ΑΙ½ΥΉ‘ΜΈ)I½¬±₯΅ˆ°­…ε…¬°Ν­€°Α₯¬…ΑΑ±•Μ°Ρ…ΝΡ”)έ₯Ή”°Ν‘½ΐ±½…°‰½ΥΡ₯ΕՕ́…Ή΅½Ι”₯Έ)‰•…ΥΡ₯™Υ°U±Νѕȁ ½ΥΉΡ䰁9•άe½Ι¬Έ)A±…Έε½ΥȁΩ₯Ν₯Ёѽ‘…䁅Π)U±ΝΡ•Ι ½ΥΉΡε±₯Ω”Ή½΄)!Υ‘Ν½ΈY…±±•δ½ …ΡΝ­₯±°I•₯½ΉΜ)΅ΡΙ…¬Ή½΄)9•άe½Ι¬ δI…₯°π€Μ