How New York Lost Its Dance Throne

“A truth must be faced before it’s too late: New York is no longer the capital of the contemporary-dance world. The point is not to declare a new capital – there isn’t one – but to recognize that there has been a shift in the power base since the formation of the European Union, where the creative landscapes in Amsterdam and Bucharest are just as vital as those brewing in Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Vienna. If nothing else, the European Union has cultivated a network of artists with no perceptible center of bureaucratic power.”