Sunday, July 02, 2006

aszure & artists @ the pillow



aszure & artists
jacob's pillow, duke
july 1, 2006



this show was certainly good—by that, I mean there was nothing bad. the last piece lascilo perdere (a journey of letting go) was the most coherent in its point and sentiment. all of the movement seemed to tie together with some purpose of illustrating the underlying theme of letting go or being let go. the section that struck me the most was one in which a woman down stage center performed a version of movement a couple in the upstage left corner danced fully. throughout the section the solo woman and a man slow-danced in a video projection on the backdrop. i wish that there were more moments like this throughout the program. maybe they were there, but so fleeting, that they are hard to remember. the other two works, choreographed this year, seem like pieces simply driven by barton’s signature quick clean gestural athletic movement. luckily, she has a company of dancers so strong they make it worth just watching the execution of her movement. it is clear there is a reason for all the hype surrounding barton, i just hope her constant exposure doesn’t take away from her being able to make the strong thorough work she appears to be capable of. oh, and she is only 30, i think that is important to remember.

1 Comments:

Blogger DANCEFAN said...

WHAT A BORING REVIEW. THOSE ARE SOME FUNNY COMMENTS YOU'VE MADE. I SAW THE SHOW AND WAS ABSOLUTELY MOVED AND INSPIRED THE ENTIRE SHOW. MS. BARTON SEEMS VERY MODEST, SMART AND OPEN... SHE'LL BE FINE. AZURE & ARTISTS' ARE THE BEST COMPANY SO FAR AT THE PILLOW... BUT THAT'S JUST MY OPINION!

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