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At the New York City Ballet Fall Fashion Gala, choreographers Sidra Bell and Andrea Miller produced very different works, each possessing moments of interest, but ultimately falling short on choreographic invention.
Sperbers signature minimalism is, at its core, an exploration of friction and weight. The dancers set limbs against torso, fabric against wind, shoes against roof. These experiments produce movement and sound in equal measure.
Daina Ashbees retrospective at Usine C in Montreal, Quebec, included three of her most notable pieces. The choreographers bold and visceral practice confronts deep-seated settler colonialism, the traces of trauma within the body, and power of slow movement.