Wed, Mar 07, 2018 - Page 13 News List

Challenging times make for great performances

By Diane Baker  /  Staff reporter

Pamungkas was a joy to watch, right down to his delicate hand gestures. A lot of his movements reflected elements of traditional Javanese court dances and I wondered if those isolationist, nuanced moves were supposed to be the particles against a universe created by Prasetyo’s broader steps, since little else connected the two men until the end, when they danced as a pair.

Laser beams shot out at intervals, but did not add much to the show except to remind the audience that Su was impressed by CERNS’s Cloud Chamber, which helps visualize the passage of ionizing radiation.

However, once I stopped trying to decipher Su’s message and just watch the show, it got more enjoyable.

There are sold-out performances of Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch’s Nelken this weekend and Dance Forum Taipei’s (舞蹈空間) collaboration with Spanish choreographer Ivan Perez, Becoming, in the Experimental Theater the following weekend.

There are still tickets available for all four performances of Becoming.

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