ORMAO DANCE COMPANY
What looked like a dank, deserted cavern to most folks looked like Radio City Music Hall to Jan Johnson, founder of Ormao Dance Company. The old Gazette building on South Prospect Street called to her and she answered with "Press" and "Prepress;' two site-specific installations that paid homage to the heyday of journalism. Dancers rolled and slinked through the former press and paper storage rooms while actors and musicians rounded out the cast. Interviews of a dozen former Gazette employees, including pressmen and reporters, were edited into mini art films and screened in alcoves. I hope Johnson finds more unlikely spots for her dancers to caper through in the future.
— JENNIFER MULSON