The Joyce Theater Foundation is planning to expand into the East Village with rehearsal and studio space that can also be used for small performances, the organization announced Wednesday.

The Joyce, which since 1982 has presented dance companies from all over the world at its home in Chelsea, has signed a yearlong lease on a multilevel building on East 10th Street that it hopes to purchase and operate permanently.

“Denham Wolf is thrilled to have been able to facilitate The Joyce's expansion into this location,” said Paul Wolf of Denham Wolf Real Estate Services. “We have been working diligently to maintain this building as a community facility for the neighborhood and look forward to Joyce’s future collaborations within the East Village Community."

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