It was an either/or proposition for Amy Ell. Sleek and unique as it is, The Photobooth on Montrose is small. There's just not enough room for Ell's VauLT dance company to perform Thread suspended from the ceiling by her signature silks (think Cirque du Soleil) and to accommodate an audience at the same time. She would have to choose one or the other. Ell's solution? Maximize the performance space's large windows and place the audience outside. ''We don't allow people in, so we are in kind of a snow globe,'' explains Ell. ''It will appeal to the voyeur in everyone,'' she teases. True voyeurs — the prosecutable kind — may be a bit disappointed with one factor in Thread’s structure, though. ''We actually start in nude leotards, which is every dancer’s nightmare,'' Ell jokes. ''Then through the course of the piece, we add more and more clothing.'' Thread features a revolving cast each weekend.
March 15-16, 8 p.m.; March 22-23, 8 p.m., 2013