Celebrating Charles Reinhart: American Dance Festival’s Impresario, at BAMhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/charles-reinhart-american-dance-festivals-impresario/1028/
A handful of the signature companies and artists chosen by Reinhart performed at the 80th birthday event. The oldest and best-known was Paul Taylor Dance Company, where Reinhart worked early on as company manager, and which has performed nearly every year at ADF for eons. They performed Brandenburgs, a lively, poetic formal dance anchored by the peerless Michael Trusnovec in the Apollonian male lead. He was joined by five men and three women (Parisa Khobdeh, Amy Young, and Eran Bugge, all excellent) in lush green velour to form an odd-numbered cast, one of the secret satisfactions to this strong dance. Eiko & Koma, in their signature glacial style, gradually converged mid-stage where, shockingly, an arrow “pierced” Eiko’s heart. As always, Eiko’s focused presence was so intense that in her trance-like state, she transported us with her.