Dance/Theatre recommendation

We saw the opening program of Central Station -- "a multi-week, multi-venue and multi-city program that will bring East/Central European work into the spotlight in many U.S. communities."

The evening consisted of La Sonnambula by Galina Borissova (from Bulgaria), Two and Stretching Thighs by Márta Ladjánszki (Hungary), and Serial Paradise by Cosmin Manolescu.


Galina Borissova

The Borissova, danced by her as a solo, was an excerpt of a larger work. It's set to various sections of opera recordings, and mixes odd, fascinating movement, humor, and bits of sadness. The entire work consists of solos by 14 women dancers, and I would love to see it.


Mircea Ghinea and Eduard Gabia in Serial Paradise

The piece by Cosmin Manolescu consists of various excerpts from an hour-long work. It includes some great dance making fun of machismo, the boy band phenomenon,


and nationalism. There is an amazing solo danced by Eduard Gabia, who wears earplugs to prevent hearing the Romanian folk music that plays as he dances.

Here is a page with some more images from works by Manolescu.

The events take place at DTW, Danspace, and P.S.122. Go here for more information.

About this Entry

Published on December 5, 2003 12:12 PM.

previous entry: Insurance for NYers with HIV / Queer History and Art

next entry: Opening tonight



3 latest

3 random