Batsheva at the Joyce.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/sneezing-and-dancing/874/
The program at the Joyce, Project 5 (through Oct 3), is being performed this week by a female cast, and next week by men. It comprises four short works performed with pauses between, unlike Decadance, which is ten snippets of Naharin’s choreography spliced together to more or less form one long work. Three of the pieces were familiar to me, including the remarkableBolero from 2008. This duet is a great example of how movement, the human body, can be intrinsically interesting, devoid of any narrative thread. The Ravel music (with somewhat cheesy electric keyboard) brings with it none of the baggage that has made it a cliche. It falls into the background, its ubiquity remarkably negated.