Diary of an Image

DD Dorvillier and stand-ins in her Diary of an Image. Photo: Yi-Chun Wu

DD Dorvillier adds a new work to her month-long reassessment of her history in dance. DD Dorvillier always seems, in her choreographic projects, to be testing something. Perhaps it’s the audience’s perception of dance, or her own. She probes into the interactions of light and darkness, into the effect of space on sound vibrations, into the interference of objects on live dancers, and more. … [Read more...]

Printed on the Space

Beth Gill's New Work for the Desert. Foreground: Jennifer Lacey and Stuart Singer. At back: Marilyn Maywald on Heather Lang. Photo: Cherylynn Tsushima

Beth Gill and New York Live Arts and Lance Gries at Danspace St. Marks make a virtue of economy. In the deserts of the American Southwest, everything counts: the immense sky, that butte over there, those spiky plants, the track in the red earth (lizard? Maybe).  Beth Gill’s beautiful New Work for the Desert has that kind of clarity. Watching it, you sense open space and the trails that … [Read more...]

How Do You Define “Object”?

Jennifer Lacey and Wally Cardona in Tool Is Loot. Photo: Paula Court

Some choreographers devote a lot of creative energy to finding a great new way to lift a leg (or a partner), or maybe split unison into counterpoint. Wally Cardona and Jennifer Lacey?  Not so much. Undertaking alone—he in New York, she in Paris — the research that led to their joint project, Tool Is Loot (at the Kitchen September 22 through 24 and September 29 through October 1), they sought … [Read more...]