Danspace Project's i get lost: An Evening of Solos curated by Ralph Lemon, with Judith Sanchez Ruiz and Souleymane Badolo.http://www.thirteen.org/sundayarts/blog/performance/so-much-more-than-solos/795/
Souleymane Badolo (from Burkina Faso, and appropriately nicknamed “Solo”) provided contrasts of all sorts. His strong muscularity contrasted sharply with Sánchez Ruíz’s elegant femininity. The bold way he led off by reciting in French facts of his life. So much of his solo seemed if not literal, then based on ritual, such as the placing and unfolding of a cloth on which to pray, or brandish like a toreador. Many minutes in, just as he began making percussive clicks with his mouth, two musicians joined him to accompany him and goad him on. He began jumping, pile-driving both legs into the floor, accelerating in speed and force, then using his body as a percussion instrument, slapping limbs against torso. Though compact in build, he seemed infinitely long when he stretched his arms diagonally and let energy ripple through them and his back. In fact, their expressive bare backs were the one obvious commonality between these two extraordinary artists.