Friday, December 30, 2011

Best of 2011: #1 - I don't believe in outer space

Extra credit always goes to the first time I discover a new company/artist, and this was the case with William Forsythe Company and I DON'T BELIEVE IN OUTER SPACE this year at BAM.  The piece was at once weird and uncomfortable and funny in the way it created its own reality on stage at the Opera House in Brooklyn. Forsythe created a series of images, with both props and bodies that were playful at times and threatening at other times highlighted by the way he used Gloria Gaynor's "I Will Survive" which at times had the audience giggling and at times silent.  Special thanks to the friend who recommend I see this.

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