Two reviews that I missed earlier.
by DONALD HUTERA for the Times
From Popping to Pop or Vice-Versa, one of three possible curtain-raisers, was a good indication of what was in store. It featured two bare-chested young men — one a fast, mimetically gifted thug, the other a disaffected body popper — whose precison-cut dancing, mostly executed in silence, came in sudden spurts. This stark, subtle exercise in isolation, tension and slow-dawning consciousness was not standard entertainment. Sitting still as the lights faded, the dancers’ faces betrayed the slightest flickerings of change. My sense is that who they are, not what they do, is what interests Beltrão most.
published: August 17, 2006
Mind out for the flock of tractorsmore...
by CLIFFORD BISHOP for the Independent
Beltrao takes hip hop and, literally, breaks it down. Instead of trying to make it faster and flashier, he examines the different styles and their particular techniques to find out exactly how they can make coherent, satisfying narratives. The danger, as you might expect, is that it can all get a little academic.
published: August 20, 2006