Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Maura Donohue and Adam Cuthbért at Roulette

This is Maura Donohue.
Don't mess with her: She makes dances.
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Donohue and her inmixedcompany, with composer Adam Cuthbért,
presented a new work--zero...sixty--at Roulette last night.
If you're reading that title and thinking "acceleration," you're right.
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Roulette has a really nice blond wood floor
that Donohue says she loved at first sight.
You can tell by the way she has her dancers root themselves into it.
They dig in deep, plant themselves and then can do all kinds of things 
with their spines and limbs for balance and offbeat elegance.
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Donohue's sprites at play:
Timothy Edwards, center,
with Peggy Cheng at left; Reyes at right
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They are about claiming every millimeter of space.
Roulette is theirs!
They draw power from their grounding 
and move freely within Cuthbért's thicket of music.
The sonic and physical energies are tremendous.
 Above: Donohue 
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Gilberto Reyes (left) 
with David Capps in background
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The audience gets to play along, too,
rolling in a continuous circle
that contains and generates energy for
Reyes and Cheng (in center).
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Edwards in center
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inmixedcompany in action 
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dancing by Maura DonohueDavid CappsPeggy ChengTimothy Edwards and Gilbert Reyes

music composed by Adam Cuthbért and played live by Cuthbért, (trumpet/laptop), David Broome (piano) and Joe Tucker (percussion

video by David Gonville/Nami Studios

For programs and upcoming events at Roulette, click here.

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