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The Closer NY

New York Daily News December 2008

The Closer NY

Disclosures, appraisals, flips and splits of New York's real estate community

In a scene out of old New York - think SoHo before any art galleries - furniture - and mannequin - maker Ralph Pucci teamed with the Buglisi Dance Theatre this past week to introduce his new female mannequin.

Appropriately titled 'Girl,' the mannequin was officially born at this event combining art, fashion, dance and space. Held in the 10,000-square-foot Ralph Pucci nine (Gallery) on 18th St., painted completely white for the occasion, the evening drew actress Kathleen Turner, who's on the board of the dance company, as well as many home design notables. 'People are cutting back and being so negative about what's going on economically,' said Pucci. 'I wanted to do something that shows you can be highly creative without spending a lot of money. It's surreal, right?'

Surreal it was. The huge room was stark white. Male and female modern dancers mimicked the heroic male mannequins and more subtle female forms to ambient ancient music. modern dancer Terese capucilli opened the dance, called 'The journey,' with stark birth-like movements while wearing a feathered costume.