William Forsythes Impressing the Czar
The lively discussion engendered by Forsythes imaginative, postmodern work has sometimes elided the dance. But Impressing the Czar the ambitious reconstruction of his 1988 epic, performed in July by Ballet Flanders at the Lincoln Center Festival brought the forms thrilling speed, beauty and smarts to center stage.
Pure Really Quite a Mélange Readymade Dance Theater Company at PS122By April Greene
It was promising. The roofless white box 16 feet by 20 feet, which sat empty and brightly lit while the audience filed into the P.S.122 performance space on a Saturday night in mid-July was suddenly engulfed in blackness, then relit with stroboscopic flashes to show three female dancers inside, variously frozen in postures of sitting, standing, and lying down.