Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tere O'Connor Dance at New York Live Arts
Tere O'Connor Dance (photo by Ian Douglas)

Tere O'Connor is showing handsome new works--Secret Mary and poem--at New York Live Arts this week. Of these premieres, presented in 75 minutes without pause, I'm partial to poem, a language spoken in a dreamscape demarcated by light, faintly remembered but still pulsing in one's tissue and blood. Collaborators Michael O'Connor (lighting) and James Baker (crystalline musical soundscape) and, of course, extraordinary dancers--Natalie Green, Heather Olson, Michael Ingle, Oisín Monaghan and Silas Riener--bring a sense of the expansive, complex, alive Outside inside. Formal structure holds energies in place, long enough for us to appreciate their beauty and strangeness. There is much to see, and we can grasp no one thing for very long. In turn, these pieces and a third will be folded into a work to premiere in 2013. And so it goes.

Tere O'Connor Dance in 2 New Works continues at New York Live Arts through December 1 with 7:30pm curtains tonight, Friday and Saturday and an additional 10pm show on Friday. For information and tickets, click here.

New York Live Arts
219 West 19th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues), Manhattan

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