by Chad Dembski, Editor, Dance
A sparse but intriguing set consisted of a table with a red velvet cover with a bonsai tree on it, a red lounge chair, two hanging wigs, two hanging dresses and a hanging lamp shade. The music started as quietly throbbing ambient techno but grew into broken radio signals and opera music in later parts. Somehow these other elements are only there to support the beautiful, bizarre and at times hard to watch body changes of the performer. As the middle of the piece approached I found myself wondering where the impulse for the piece comes from, where is the emotional core to the piece. There is a coolness to the performance that creates more distance than intimacy and reminded me of my observer status.