Deborah Jinza Thayer, a local dancer/choreographer and recent MNO subject, was hit by a car while dining outside the Finnish Bistro on Sunday, June 3. MNO was notified of the accident by the Red Eye Theater where Deborah was set to perform her new solo work, Diana Takes a Swim, on June 14 – 17. According to the theater, Deborah suffered 4 cracked vertebrae and 2 cracked ribs, among other injuries.

We filmed an interview with Deborah and an excerpt of Diana Takes a Swim back in February, a piece which is currently in edit for a Fall 2012 premiere. It was a fascinating, energetic shoot and should make for an interesting look at her process.

We’re so saddened to hear of Deborah’s accident and wish her the speediest of recoveries!