Body and Soul generates a whirligig of passions — joy, frustration, pleasure, and rage.
This acrobatic physicality doesn’t come off as a test of testosterone or showboating.
As a group they are exuberant, personable, immediate, which in turn makes even the meh choreography palatable.
Soon-Ho Park’s dancers seem imbued with the casual cosmopolitanism of their peers, but they reflect a deep seriousness in their craft.
Fuse dance critics pick some of the outstanding performances/events of the year.
Perhaps there’s no way to reproduce the subtlety of this work in the theater today. Our stages are so materialistic, so technological.
Monchichi is about relationships but focused on this particular relationship, in which affection and intimacy and joy and sometimes frustration exist.
Cinderella isn’t a lavish spectacle à la the Met, but rather, like its heroine, modest on the surface while pulsing with a generous heart underneath.
This is Michelle Dorrance’s break out year, or perhaps more accurately the year people outside the intimate tap community got to know her by sight and reputation.
Yes, there is dance in New England this summer, but those who love motion may need to embark on a little themselves to journey further afield to watch it. The trip, I can assure you, will be worth it.