Friday, August 10, 2007

All Aboard - 8/10/2007

Armstrong/Bergeron Dance Company's All Aboard is a multi-media dance piece about train travel. Video of footage shot aboard Amtrack, the NYC Subway, and in various train stations and interviews with passengers and crew accompany many of the dances. The choreography itself is mostly terrific and enjoyable specifically "The Luggage Car". Unfortunately, not all of the dancers are technically at the same level, which does infuse the piece with unwanted dramatic tension. The use of music by Steve Reich without comment on the political nature of the music bothered my companions and given the apolitical nature of the piece, perhaps the choice of this music should be rethought. Removing that criticism, and I do note that is a huge caveat, All Aboard is an enjoyable work.

Fringe Rating: 7/10

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