Mark Morris Dance Group


The Dance Center
Mark Morris Dance Group
3 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217-1415

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The Dance Center

In 1998 the Mark Morris Dance Group purchased a derelict building on the corner of Flatbush and Lafayette Avenues in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and hired Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners to design what would become the Mark Morris Dance Center.

The company broke ground on the Dance Center in July 1999 and construction was completed in September 2001 — View Photos. The Mark Morris Dance Center was constructed almost wholly with contributed funds, both public and private.

At the heart of the Mark Morris Dance Center are seven column-free studios with wood-sprung floors and spacious dressing rooms with lockers and showers. Primarily used by the company and school, the seven studios which range in size from 430 square-feet to 3,600 square-feet, are available for rent to non-profit dance companies at deeply discounted rates. The Dance Center also offers a wellness center, a performance space and expanded public spaces. It has become a haven, a society of dancing, a community enterprise for people of all ages and abilities.

“With its translucent walls, the entire building is a tribute to light and levity, which are hallmarks of his dances as well as catalysts for his creative process.” Christopher Reardon, Boston Globe

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