Collapsing Three to Make a Fourth

David Thomson (L) and Ryan Kelly in Bleed. Photo: Ian Douglas

Tere O'Connor's  Bleed, premiering on BAM's Next Wave Festival,  is built on the bones of three previous works. Writing about Tere O’Connor’s work is always a challenge (he himself does it very well). Watching his marvelous new Bleed in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fishman Space is akin to recalling a night of dreaming. In it, as in dreams, events pour into one another, places morph into … [Read more...]

Playing Hard, Game Unknown

Jonathan Royse Windham (L) and Dan Walczak upend Francesca Romo in Andrea Miller's Blush. Photo: Yi-Chun Wu

Gallim Dance at BAM Fisher, May 21-26, 2013 What does “blush” convey to you?  A person becomingly embarrassed? A person ashamed? The reddening sky of dawn?  If it were not for the association of “flush” with toilets and wealth, I’d consider it an apter title than Blush for Andrea Miller’s revised 2009 dance. The six go-for-broke members of her Gallim Dance do indeed turn red in the face … [Read more...]

Shadowing the Planets

BROOKLYN ACADEMY OR MUSIC

i Eons ago, a solar eclipse made people fall to their knees or consider sacrificing some handy victim. Even when you know astronomy, a rare solar eclipse can feel ominous and a lunar one eerie, but the cosmos is full of smaller eclipses most of us don’t see. A distant planet’s orbiting moons can cast their shadows on one another or on their host. It’s that slow cosmic game of dodge ball that … [Read more...]