★★★★✰ Mark Morris Dance Group are currently at the Lincoln Center's Mostly Mozart Festival performing a triple bill coupling a new work, "Sport", to the much admired "Empire Garden" and "V".
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★★★✰✰ The dance comments, illustrates and riffs on ideas and sounds in the music. Like Marsalis’s compositions, it’s neither banally literal, nor thoroughly abstract, but lies somewhere in the middle, deriving its inspiration and energy from currents in the music.
★★★✰✰ How striking Morris’ dancers are, how diversified in form and unique in expression and cohesive as a troupe — ever present and responsive to each other.
Jessica Lang Dance White Light Festival: Stabat mater ★★★★✰ New York, Rose Theater 2 November 2017 www.jessicalangdance.com www.lincolncenter.org/venue/rose-theater Despite the fact that Christians make up about a third of today’s global population, compared to the days of martyrs and mystics, Western society today feels largely secular. In this climate, it is a brave and interesting thing to see...
★★✰✰✰ There are dances that one figures out in the first five minutes. Hope as one might that the piece will evolve or turn a corner, it soldiers on in the same vein, section after section, until the end.
Puppeteer Basil Twist is pushing boundaries again in New York as part of the White Light Festival, with a triple bill based on Stravinsky...
The task Johnson faces is complicated, full of potential pit-falls. In these early seasons she is working to define the company’s character, while helping the dancers to hone their classical training and shine as individuals.
Johnson has a challenge on her hands. So much potential and so much talent; but what is the mission?