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  •  REVIEW: CRASH PAD

    Crash Pad
    Photo by Paul Taylor

    Mixed Pad

    Incidents Physical Theater, The People's Touring Project, and Adele Myers and Dancers present a dynamic variety of work in "Crash Pad".

    By KELLY HAYES
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    "Crash Pad" at the BRIC Studio was a shared evening by Incidents Physical Theater, The People's Touring Project, and Adele Myers and Dancers. The audience sat comfortably at cabaret tables for the program that took place in front, behind, within, and from above.

      
    CRASH PAD
    Choreography by: Christina Briggs, Edward Winslow, Kelly Drummond Cawthon, Adele Myers.
    Dancers: Christina Briggs, Branislav Henselman, Daniela Hoff, Sarah Lewis, Edward Winslow, Patti Gilstrap, Rachel Astern, Diana Deaver, Dominique Godderis, Adele Myers, Allison Watson, Rosie Herrera, Cade Holmseth, Stephanie McKee, Leah Verier-Dunn, Tara Burns .
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    BRIC Studio Theater
    Fulton St. & Rockwell Place, Brooklyn
    Aug. 1-2, 2003

    The most favorable work of the evening was by Christina Briggs and Edward Winslow's Incidents Physical Theater. Their "Gauge" opens the program with a tour de force of leather-clad physicality and confrontational partnering. "Gauge" creates an edgy, dismal, urban world where the participants can't relax or relate. This forced confrontation is contrasted by sinuous, spacious solo material. But even in their sensuality, as in a beautiful duet between Sarah Lewis and Daniela Hoff, they can't quite connect.

    I was a little afraid at the beginning of Incidents' "Pendulum" that this would be another "watch the dancer manipulate the apparatus" piece. I was bothered by the sound of clanking hardware as Edward Winslow slowly transformed the ladder-like trapeze into a suspended pyramid at the ceiling. But, the story apparent in the choreography resonated. Winslow's character came into the piece second and climbed over Christina Briggs, binding her to the ground and using her energy to reach his final isolated perch; a comment perhaps on how people can be blatantly used for the personal gain of others. Still, the original score of clarinet and piano by Michael Minard was a bit too melodramatic and prevented the piece from speaking for itself.

    Crash Pad  
    Photo by Squire Fox  
    The comic relief of the evening came with the delightful "Flipped", also by Incidents, performed by Patti Gilstrap as a giant overdramatic Barbie doll. Strapped into a free-standing frame, the Barbie doll flips revealing 2 nasty little demons where her feet should be.

    The People's Touring Project, directed by Kelly Drummond Cawthon and Adele Myers, presented "Stuck". I like the idea of this company that gathers young dancers from universities across the country to give them a professional touring experience before they leave the safety of college. However, I felt that these dancers were only beginning to understand the nuance necessary to perform a dramatic group work. Each dancer had a solo indicating his or her relation to the group, but these solos were all the same length and became predictable after a while. One bright spot in "Stuck" was the final solo by Cade Holmseth. As the lone man in the cast, his struggle to free himself from a twisted, swinging loop of fabric was well executed and invoked a very physical struggle to survive.

    Also presented in Crash Pad was "Slipline", a quintet of female dancers in white, by Adele Myers and Dancers.

    AUGUST 13, 2003
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