Choreographed by Keith Hennessy
“It’s ok to sit in front”
I didn’t know that Hennessy’s previous show included urinating on the stage. So, we sat in front. On cushions. I sat next to Guillermo Gómez-Peña; it seemed the place to be.
The best part of this dance was the speech at the beginning. The rest was oddly interesting as a study on The Rite of Spring and the act/action of sacrifice. It was at times strikingly personal and at other times strangely unrefined. Space blankets! I didn’t “get” the piece in its totality, but I don’t think that was the point. I was happy to be left with questions:
Why do we keep returning to the The Rite of Spring ? Sacrifice? The unknown (and hence a filling in or creating in). Why do we want to fill in the gaps? What does it matter to recover a lost dance? What does this kind of repetition say about dance, culture, history?