Triskelion Arts Plans Big Move!
Triskelion Arts, Williamsburg's long-time center for new dance, moves to Greenpoint
BROOKLYN, NY: The staff and Board of Directors of Triskelion Arts announce today that the organization will be relocating to a new site in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. Vice President of the Board, Andrew Dickerson confirmed that Triskelion has signed a 10-year lease on a former body shop at the corner of Calyer and Banker Streets. The move will officially take place in Summer 2014, but the build-out of the new location will begin in October. The current site of Triskelion’s operations at 118 N. 11th Street will continue to operate until June 2014.
The new location will allow Triskelion to better achieve its two-fold mission: to provide quality, affordable, accessible rehearsal, class, and performance space to the general public, and to provide opportunities to the arts community for the creation and presentation of new work. The new facility is a freestanding, two-story construction that will boast two ground-floor performance spaces, four dance studios, increased audience capacity, higher ceilings, and wheelchair accessibility. This change opens new opportunities for visibility to up-and-coming artists and organizational autonomy in this unshared building.
“The entire landscape of our current location and neighborhood is in the process of rapid change,” noted Triskelion Artistic/Executive Director and Board President, Abby Bender. “These changes have made it impossible for us to thrive in our current location, so when a reasonable exit strategy was proposed by our landlords, we began our quest for a new home. We went looking for a community that reflected our values and that could provide new opportunities for Brooklyn’s artists and audiences. We’re happy to have landed in Greenpoint.”
Board member and choreographer Peter Kyle is enthusiastic about the move, “The street-level building on the corner of Calyer and Banker Streets is in a charming stretch of Greenpoint just steps from the waterfront and the G train. We are thrilled to lead the charge as the first institution focused on the presentation of dance and theater in the Greenpoint area.”
Triskelion is currently working with Co Adaptive Architecture on plans to renovate the space. A $150,000 capital campaign will be launched in the coming weeks to raise funds for the project. In the meantime, all scheduled performances, rehearsals, and classes at the current location will not be affected. Studio and theater rentals will continue as usual through May. The doors to Triskelion’s N. 11th Street location will not close until June 1, 2014.
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