Choreography by Margaret Jenkins, Katie Faulkner, and Risa Jaroslow
Last year I saw the Margaret Jenkins anniversary show at YBCA. It was the first time I had seen her work live, and it was a great show so I was keen to see what she’d been up to. I also wanted to go to see Katie Faulkner’s new piece, Coat of Arms. I was happily surprised to see Lauren Simpson dance again (Still Life for Two No. 2) but this time in a different piece – a lovely mover. Katie is also a lovely mover, and her piece was also lovely. The piece by Jenkins, A Gallery of Rooms, was not that interesting. The dancers were great – as expected – but the choreography didn’t seem to do much, or rather say much. I really wasn’t inspired by the end of the evening. I wasn’t disappointed. I was just….well, just.
PS – Just realized I didn’t write about Jaroslow’s two pieces, Thinking Aloud and Evolutionary Tales.