Refuse the Hour

I just got home from the fabulous experimental chamber opera Refuse The Hour by artist William Kentridge. It was part of BAM’s  Next Wave Festival. It was hard to describe, but try to imagine this: a mad steampunk scientific traveling circus lab that is exploring the concept of time — with a dash of Robert Wilson…

Batsheva — The Young Ensemble

Last night at The Joyce Theater, the curtain dropped at the end of the performance of the deliciously varied Decadance, an always evolving sampling of choreography created by Ohad Naharin, the creative force behind Batsheva, the marvelous Israeli-based dance company. Clapping wildly, I turned to the woman sitting next to me and gushed, “That was…

On Behalf of Nature

I have had a hard time making up my mind what to say about tonight’s performance. Interestingly, eekahil’s comment on the BAM blog helps me. I, too, have seen a number of Meredith Monk performances — at BAM and at Danspace Project. I am very familiar with her movement and vocal style, and consider myself…