Tuesday, February 25, 2014

"anguish" and Israeli dancers in Washington DC

"So what is Israeli about this work? Plenty: the atmosphere of anxiety, and the corresponding air of hard-shelled resistance. The space-filling physicality, which even one or two dancers alone on the bare floor could achieve by the way they dislodged themselves, projected their bones, rose before us with the mysterious, compelling force we call “presence.” " What on earth is that?  Would a dance group from any other corner of the globe get this kind of review?