The traditional approach to choreography, which seeks to explore the possibilities of a limited number of phrases and moves, is still satisfying to me. I can see why a modern sensibility, with access to instantaneous, unlimited image-producing media, can read as hyperactive and intellectually lightweight.
Nell Breyer, who isn’t a dancer but a media artist, came up with the most engaging work, insula. The piece, like several others on the program, tumbled restlessly from one image to another, and I couldn’t say what it all meant. But it was enough that the two dancers, Kristin Ing Aune and Ashley Hensel-Browning, were sampling ideas of doubling, merging, and disappearing into projected versions of themselves, and giggling all the way.
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