So, as I ‘ve said before, Culturebot don’t do reviews. But I just got back from Noemie LaFrance’s NOIR and let me tell ya, it was really something else. The audience sits in cars in a parking garage as LaFrance’s ensemble of ten dancers enact a mysterious and elegant film noir.
Now, the performance I saw was abetted by nature: a sudden and near thunderclap, a flash of lightning followed by torrential rains that caused a small river of water to course down the parking garage added to the foreboding air.
But acts of nature notwithstanding….NOIR was one of the most cleverly conceived and well-realized performances I’ve seen in a while. For performance times, location and tickets go here.