Reviewed by Paula Citron
Choreographed by Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek
Performed by Valerie Calam, Marc Cardarelli, Tyler Gledhill, Ryan Lee, Kelly Shaw, Anisa Tejpar, Brendan Wyatt and Paulina Witkowski
Fleck Dance Theatre, Oct. 6 to 9, 2010
Co-choreographers Roberto Campanella and Robert Glumbek have made a big leap forward with their new work …in between…
The men are the artistic director and artistic associate of the upstart contemporary ballet company ProArteDanza. Since its founding in 2004, PAD has developed a passionate following among dance fans.
What makes …in between… of special note is that it is the choreographic tag team’s first full-length work. Until now, the company has mounted a mixed repertoire of short pieces.
The theme revolves around destabilization, reinvention and resilience. In other words, an environment where change is the constant.
As always, PAD has sensational dancers, and the pastiche music score fits like a glove. The movement is embedded with their trademark high energy, blow-out physicality. The creators also include a lot of variety in the various vignettes and quite a few touches of humour.
For a first full-length dance piece, …in between… is an impressive effort.
ProArteDanza continues at the Fleck Dance Theatre until Saturday.