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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Closing tonight: solos for and by Chelsea Bonosky at Gibney

Dance artist Chelsea Bonosky
(photos: Justin Ervin)

Tonight, Chelsea Bonosky wraps up LUNA, her show of dance solos at Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center. She performs three poetic, sometimes enigmatic works made for her by colleagues Adam Barruch, Pavel Zustiak and Gabrielle Lamb plus one, named LUNA, that she made in collaboration with vocalist Mary Carter.

Barruch (Testimony) brings out something of the Martha Graham in Bonosky. Zustiak, as is his wont, leads her into dark places (Aphar) and throws her way off-kilter and shakes her to her core. In the evening's most visually-satisfying piece (v²=2gh), Lamb deploys Bonosky in a spare but fanciful arrangement of science lab beakers with a suspended globe dripping water--a metaphor for artistic experimentation or, perhaps, something more. Each of the four works engages Bonosky--a fine, disciplined technician and expressive performer--in a process that reaches into and beyond herself, never shrinking from the discordance that she might find on her way to clarity.

LUNA's final performance takes place tonight at 8pm. For information and ticketing, click here.

Gibney Dance: Agnes Varis Performing Arts Center
280 Broadway (enter at 53A Chambers Street), Manhattan

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