Review in The Independent.
By now audiences – bar only those in the Antarctic – know that Mikhail Baryshnikov the ballet prince has given way to the modern or postmodern democrat. For his White Oak Dance Project's latest visit, he brought a programme that almost represented a short history of American modern dance. The chronology travels from the rather dated plastique of Erick Hawkins's Early Floating (1961) to Lucinda Childs's present-day minimalism, which accumulates patterns within a restricted vocabulary of movement. MORE