Put aside the fact that for Friday evening’s performance of Sun (November 15) at BAM, Hofesh Shechter Company had some technical difficulties, then look at the dancing, and that was indeed satisfying. (Sadly, the music kept dropping out and they had to stop the show for a long time. When they did restart, they picked up close to where they left off.) Shechter’s Sun, like his other work presented at BAM last year (Political Mother – October 2012) was jam packed with really loud music, a mix of theatre, and really good dance. Sun had all that, but this time around mostly the dance, and the delivery of the dance was what held the show. The dancers again take Shechter's vocabulary, a mix of Jewish folklore and contemporary styles that glide across the floor, tempered by off-kilter and joint-driven movements or gestures in small or large groups, and it just seem right. More of this Hofesh; more of the dance.
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