The relationship between two of the dance world’s largest, most well-recognized companies seems to be strained.
If you haven’t noticed, Travis Wall, a former artistic director of Washington-based contemporary dance company Break the Floor, has been conspicuously absent from the company’s current tour. According to company representatives, Wall was not expected to join the troupe, which launched its latest tour to 14 cities, including Colorado and New York, this week. Wall’s leave is linked to a New York Times story published this week, in which a former employee detailed workplace misconduct from Wall, such as groping or masturbation on his desk.
Washingtonian reached out to Break the Floor and is awaiting comment.
While Wall was not available for comment at the time of this post, it’s safe to say that Break the Floor’s first week on the road without Wall was a bumpy ride.
Read more about Travis Wall’s downfall here.
New York Times timeline of the Travis Wall saga: