The Week Ahead: Dance, Dance, Dance, and Some Theatre

Irina Brook's "Waiting for the Dream" this weekend at LaMama. Photo by Pascal Francois.

Another week, another round of performance going for the good folks at Culturebot. Here’s the weekly round-up of what we’re interested in:

The BAM Next Wave Festival continues with a pair of shows. James Thiérrée and Compagnie du Hanneton present Raoul (tickets $25-$60). Thiérrée, a clown and violinist, presents the surreal spectacle of a man trapped in his own shapshifting house, a handmade contraption that no doubt continues the Next Wave trend of spectacle shows. And then there’s German choreographer Sasha Waltz’s Gezeiten (tickets $20-$55), a spare and unsparing dance that presents the essential if fragile dignity of humanity in the face of catastrophe, a la Beckett, which both Andy and Aaron Mattocks will be seeing. That said, I’m actually a little more interested to hear about Aaron’s current work with OtherShore Dance, who are currently working with Stephen Petronio as part of a residency at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center.

Otherwise, the other event that’s generating interest-synergy in the newsroom (i.e., multiple people are going–in this case, Andy and Mashinka Firunts) is Cosmin Manolescu’s Supergabriela at Ps 122 (tickets $15/$20). Manolescu’s been busy this fall arranging “Moving Dialogue,” a series of engagements between American and Romanian dance artists, critics, and teachers that’s taken place at venues around the city, and the effort, which is also a memorial to Manolescu’s wife and manager Gabriela Tudor, is Supergabriela, a two-part dance work featuring Manolescu and Serial Paradise Company.

Maura Donohue promises to have more info for us on Yanira Castro’s Wilderness, which debuted earlier this year at the EMPAC Filament Fest, and is playing through Nov. 7 at the Invisible Dog Art Center (tickets $20),.  Andy’s filling out his schedule by heading over to This Time Tomorrow, a site specific performance by Abigail Browde and Michael Silverstone (tickets $15) and Peter Flaherty and Jennie MaryTai Liu’s Soul Leaves Her Body at HERE (tickets $18), which Maura Hogan promises to fill out next week with an interview with Liu.

And me? I’m probably going to hit one or more of those, but otherwise tomorrow I’m off to LaMama, where Irinia Brook’s Waiting for the Dream, an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, that’s been a hit all over Europe, plays for one weekend. And yes, she’s the daughter of that Brook. So yeah.

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