Other years have been more exciting, I think, but this one has had its share of remarkable performances, including a few thrilling ones. Here, in no particular order, are the ones that really stood out, for one reason or another.
Tag - Rosas danst Rosas
★★★★✰ At moments, I was ecstatically aware of the beauty of the body in motion.
★★★✰✰ Two interesting impulses have been evident in the modern and post-modern dance scene in New York of late....
(Works danced: Diagonal, Trio A With Flags, Chair-Pillow, Excerpt from Goldberg Variations, The Courtesan and the Crone, Untitled Touch)
Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater – Open Door, Untitled America: Second Movement, No Longer Silent, Exodus, Deep, Vespers, The Hunt, Revelations – New York
★★★✰✰ It’s a truism that any afternoon that includes Alvin Ailey’s Revelations is apt to leave you happy.
...I think it’s safe to say that she is an artist who follows her obsessions with a tenacity that is both admirable and frequently defeating.
Watching Rosas danst Rosas this weekend it was easy to understand why it still stands as a prime example of De Keersmaeker’s choreographic approach.