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NEW YORK (AP) - There's a new vision for the planned performing arts center at the World Trade Center site - as a multidisciplinary space, not just a center for dance.

The center's director, Maggie Boepple, told The New York Times the facility would encompass theater, music and film, as well as dance. The last proposal had called for it to be called the International Dance Center, with the Joyce Theater as its primary tenant.

But the city says the adjustment was necessary to make the Frank Gehry-designed center a viable enterprise in Lower Manhattan.

The Joyce's executive director, Linda Shelton, said she was pleased the theater would still be a part of the planned arts center.

Boepple said it's looking for an artistic director for the center, projected to open in 2019.

 

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