Juliana F. May/MAYDANCE - Commentary = not thing - New York Live Arts
219 W. 19th St. - 212-924-0077
New York, NY
Description: Part Steven Sondheim and part The B-52's, Commentary = not thing is a modern dance opera that unfolds into a series of kaleidoscopic movement passages, vocalizing scores and chanting and singing sequences. In this work, May -- a choreographer devoted to abstraction and its ability to communicate the expressive body -- examines social emotions such as compassion, embarrassment, shame, guilt and contempt, in an effort to generate a narrative that is fueled by the emotional happenings of the individuals in the group and the interpersonal events that unfold.