Dance Alfresco—Cunningham, Jonah Bokaer and Judith Sanchez Ruiz, Nicholas Leichter and Monstah Blackhttp://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/dance-alfresco/740/
River to River’s Sitelines utilized a terrific variety of sites this year, including Governor’s Island, the Staten Island Ferry’s terminal, and South Cove, Battery Park City. Jonah Bokaer and JudithSanchez Ruiz performed Untitled Corner at Chase Plaza in the Financial District, which provided a modernist, serene setting for these modern, serene dancers. A third “player” in the piece was Daniel Arsham’s cool styrofoam sculpture; two sides that Arsham dissembled and reassembled in scoop-shaped pieces resembled igloo parts atop white marley. Ruiz and Bokaer interacted with one another, leaning and lying on one another, supporting limbs, heads, and bodies—aware but not overly attentive to each other’s presence. As the sun marked the passage of time on the stage, they were eventually subsumed by the sculpture.