Month: February 2015

February 19th, “Pavement”

Choreographed by Kyle Abraham

Abraham doesn’t let us off that easy and I’m glad.

I was captivated.  The technical precision and freshness of form was divine. And then there was the music, Bach and Vivaldi – I didn’t see that coming and it was treat.  I felt a sense of deep satisfaction in the bringing together of classical rhythm and Abraham’s hip hop aesthetic. The dance told a history and asked questions about our present moment.  This is a present struggling to make sense of what has happened to our streets and the “law and order” that keeps repeating.

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January 30th, “the why ask why we dance dance”

Presented by Scott Wells & Dancers

“mimesis is how we dance”

The embodiment of word play.

Artful partnering.

A game of telephone.

But what really got me was hearing the word mimesis – this was a dance about mimesis and the play that is often a result of that kind of copying/repetition.   It was a thoughtful delight/a reflection on the beauty of dance to keep us repeating differently.