In the second half of the program Jimûnez and Barrio danced an alegrías that seemed less of a romantic duet than a dialogue across a force field that was drawing them together and pulling them apart. Finally, Barrio offered the last, long solo, an indescribable cascade of rhythms, impossibly fast but articulate heelwork hammering into the ground, a slow coda where she arched gradually into a deep backbend, and a final furious circle of reverse turns with her body arching back and one arm clutching her skirt in so we could see her feet.
After all that, with the audience on its feet cheering, the whole company joined in a celebration, visibly relaxed and blowing off steam with goofy afterthoughts. They finally strolled off singing, with a renewed sense of companionship after their struggle of public truthtelling.
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