Sunday, October 6, 2013

Final Fall for Dance 2013 program

Last night I saw my final Fall for Dance program at City Center. It was a fabulous evening.

The first company, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui/Sadler's Wells London performed a haunting, surreal duet. "Faun" featured beautiful lighting and two dancers entwining in slow acrobatic movements.

Lightening things up a bit was BODYTRAFFIC, who performed five different dance pieces all set to jazz. This was a fun and entertaining part of the evening.

Continuing with this upbeat energy was Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, an all male ballet company that gives a campy take to traditional ballets. They performed "Black Swan Pas de Deux" -- it was technically amazing, with the "famous sequence of 32 fouettes). The humor seemed to be based on the narrative of the ballet, which I am not familiar. But I still enjoyed the performance very much.

Finally, a rousing, energetic, and powerful dance by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. "Home" was gorgeous and riveting.

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