Boora transformed a vacant industrial building into a light-filled performance and studio space for the Bodyvox Dance Company, a self-described “freewheeling, multi-media, boundary-bending movement troupe.” The new space was created within the confines of a limited budget and embodies the company’s effervescent personality and expansive aspirations.The center’s lobby serves as a transition between the street and dance studios. The space — which supports social functions, art openings and board meetings — features a reception desk made from wood reclaimed during demolition. In the teaching studio, the raw character of the existing building has been preserved. Long-span steel trusses and painted masonry walls remind users to the neighborhood’s industrial heritage. A double-height rehearsal / performance space fills the remainder of the ground floor. With a 150-seat capacity, the hall can support a variety of performances with live music. A series of windows and skylights allow light to fill the space during daytime rehearsals. For performances, shades are lowered to allow theater lighting to dramatically bathe the space.