Reviewed by Paula Citron
The August dance drought may be over. Ever since fFIDA went under in 2005, we’ve had a big hole in August where the dance fringe used to be. The Dance to Danse Festival is perhaps fFIDA redux.
Choreographer/teacher Sion Irwin-Childs is the visionary who single-handedly resurrected August dance. D2D had six different programs, and I managed to catch three of them on the last day of the festival.
While nothing really blew me away at the shows I saw, I did sit through 18 dance pieces and not a doggie in the bunch.
If there was any commonality among the works, it is inner reflection. There were a lot of young choreographers so we got dances that were not developed beyond an initial idea. On the other hand, the dancers performed with commitment.
If I had to single out anyone, it would be Lauren Weisz and her droll work Helmut, a dance for three couples that focused on inner desires and fantasies.
D2D DLX! – Red and White
Winchester Street Theatre, Aug. 19 to 22, 2010