REVIEW: DANCE MFA Looking Back, Moving Forward

DANCE MFA Looking Back, Moving Forward

This weekend, dance MFA candidates J. Lindsay Brown and Jessica post showcased their year long choreographic projects. The first half of the piece included live string and brass instruments (composed performed by Music school MFA’s). The piece featured three undergraduate dancers who performed a narrative about movement and the human condition. The stage was designed such that there were three sides to it. During intermission, the chairs were moved and the second half of the performance took place with audience members watching from all four sides of the room. The second piece told the non traditional versions of several well known fairy tales, including Rapunzel and Sleeping beauty. The reenactment seemed to be made of a collage of ancient renditions as well as contemporary ones, like Disney. Again, this piece featured undergraduate dancers. It was exciting to see such an experimental performance in such a familiar setting. I greatly  enjoyed both the stories the pieces told as well as the steely technique they exhibited.