In New York City at the Henry Street Settlement, on the top floor, are two beautiful little studios I have been rehearsing in with Nick Leichter. I think - I hope - they are the same spaces that my ancestors in dance toiled in - Anna Sokolow was a student, Martha Graham was a teacher, along with many others - but these are the ones that stick in my imagination when I'm in the space. Martha liked to come through a different door than her students, so I imagine these red doors were her imperious entryway. They are only red on the stairwell-side, and are Orbis Push Doors, patented June 14, 1910.
Thresholds are important spaces - every single part of them - doors, hinges, cracks and keyholes. It is also a grace to be in the presence of a piano tuning.