Evolving from the history of innovative dance at St. Mark's Church (which goes as far back as performances given in the 1920's and 1930's), the Danspace Project was founded in 1974 by Barbara Dilley and Larry Fagin to provide an appropriate venue for independent experimental choreographers. Danspace Project, along with the Poetry Project and Ontological at Saint Mark's Theater, create a multi-faceted arts center in the East Village of New York City.

Danspace Project's performance series takes place in the renovated main sanctuary of St. Mark's Church, one of the oldest active churches in New York City and a designated historical landmark. Nearly destroyed by fire in 1978, the Church has been rebuilt to its original Colonial design and celebrated its bicentennial in 1999.


". . . one of the most distinguished dance series in downtown Manhattan, and certainly the best housed."
-- Joan Acocella The New Yorker