Fall for Dance at City Centerhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/city/falling-for-dance/627/
he second evening I saw offered an even broader range. Two companies in particular comprised polar opposites of contemporary dance: Beijingdance/LDTX, in The Daggerchoreographed by Li Hanzhong and Ma Bo, was amply dramatic and large-scale with its cast of thirteen in lace-bodiced full-length black or white gowns. Yet it felt a couple of decades older than its two years, bogged down in part by its resolute seriousness. In contrast, The New 45, Richard Siegal/The Bakery’s brilliant duet performed by Ayman Harper and Mario Zambrano, felt perfectly of the moment. It was almost like a stream of consciousness flow of movement snippets from dance, daily life, language, you name it – performed with levity, humor and precision to a jazz standard score.