Then, with a large loft bed structure in the space, Kim Johnson was alone, wheeling and tumbling under a dazzle of starburst projections that were activated by pulsing synthesizer music. As if in a dream she climbed to the top of the bed, where another woman, her alter-ego (Shura Baryshnikov), was asleep. In a wonderful exchange, Struckholz blew Baryshnikov over the edge of the bed and Baryshnikov pulled her down the ladder.

Dressed identically, they whispered together, shadowed each other. Then, in spite of her partner, Baryshnikov changed into a blouse and skirt. Like something newly hatched, she tested the space around her until, at the end, she was standing on the bed, reaching for the stars, as all five of the others watched her from the floor.

< prev  1  |  2  | 
Related: Kidd Pivot's Dark Matters at Jacob's Pillow, Jane Comfort and Sharon Eyal at Jacob's Pillow, Dawn Kramer's 'Body of Water', More more >
  Topics: Dance , Dance, Dance Reviews, Nell Breyer,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY MARCIA B. SIEGEL
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   MARK MORRIS'S SOCRATES, THE MUIR, AND FESTIVAL DANCE  |  May 22, 2012
    Erik Satie called his vocal work Socrate a "symphonic drama," though it's anything but dramatic in a theatrical sense — or symphonic, either.
  •   JOFFREY BALLET GETS ITS DUE  |  May 08, 2012
    New York has two great ballet companies, New York City Ballet and American Ballet Theater. Any other ballet troupe that wants to put down roots there has to develop a personality that's distinct from those two.
  •   THE BOSTON BALLET’S DON QUIXOTE  |  May 01, 2012
    In the long string of ballet productions extracted from Miguel de Cervantes's novel Don Quixote, the delusional Don has become a minor character, charging into situations where he shouldn't go and causing trouble instead of good works.
  •   THE TREY MCINTYRE PROJECT IGNITES THE ICA  |  March 21, 2012
    When Trey McIntyre found a base for his infant company in Boise, Idaho, four years ago, eyebrows lifted in the dance world.
  •   BALLET HISPANICO FALLS SHORT  |  March 13, 2012
    All three dances presented by Ballet Hispanico at the Cutler Majestic last weekend depended heavily on costume effects to convey their messages.

 See all articles by: MARCIA B. SIEGEL