Pilobolus Dance Theatre (Joyce Theater, 175 Eighth Ave., July 13-Aug. 8). The annual summer season of everybody’s favorite…what? Pilobolus remains a pigeonhole-resistant fusion of modern dance, gymnastics, performance art, wit, and charm. Three New York premieres this time around, plus the usual assortment of repertory staples, including “Day Two,” “Pseudopodia,” and “Walklyndon.” Prepare to be delighted (TT).
Archives for July 5, 2009
Gary Burton, Pat Metheny, Steve Swallow, and Antonio Sanchez, Quartet Live (Concord Jazz). A 2007 reunion date by three of the most influential jazz-rock instrumentalists of the post-Coltrane era, with Sanchez providing ideal support on drums. The tunes include Metheny’s “Midwestern Night’s Dream” and Swallow’s “Falling Grace” and the playing is exquisite. Excellent liner notes by all four musicians. Need I say more? (TT)