“I believe artists create a safe space for unsafe ideas in our world.”
Energizing, joyful, expert, close to sure-fire, Chasing Magic was a great choice to reopen A.R.T. after the long pandemic shutdown.
Elizabeth Howard talks to Stephen Petronio, choreographer, dancer, and the artistic director of the Stephen Petronio Company, about what plans forward-thinking artists have for the future.
I can still feel the exhilaration, the rush of the opening of things, from that day.
Texturally, François-Xavier Roth and Les Siècles’ serve up diaphanous performances.
Contra-Tiempo sees the pandemic as an invitation for transformation: the performance questioned who we are, how do we move among each other, and what gives us joy.
Body and Soul generates a whirligig of passions — joy, frustration, pleasure, and rage.
Re-envisioning and performing this beloved classic ballet with dancers that identify as disabled seems to me to be the definition of courageous.
Bottom line: these are excellent performances and a valuable documentation of Elliott Carter’s early work.
Egon Wellesz’s Weimar era critique of the cruelty of nations that are victorious in war still rings hauntingly true.