Friday, July 3, 2009
Contact Improvisation at Performance Works NorthWest
Martha Ullman West reviews the Alembic Series, part of thePortland Project on Art Scatter.
She writes of our dance, Special Alembics, "The performance was at once sensual and intellectual, and downright suspenseful. My God, what are they going to do next? I thought at one point, as they entwined and re-entwined their bodies on the floor, becoming at times a single body that appeared to have eight misplaced limbs. Nobody “wired for skepticism” can dance with a partner blindfolded, it seems to me, particularly one on whom she depends to shape the next step in the dance."
The review also cover Tere Mathern's Phase Phrase and Gregg Bielemeier's Tracings