“...the dancers.” Pathetique, Miniatures in Detail is presented as part of the “Stripped/Dressed” format designed by Doug Varone. In “Stripped,” choreographers “demystify their creative process…” (dancers are in rehearsal clothes and in a talk and process format, choreographers guide audiences through the making of the work), then in “Dressed,” which falls after intermission, the evenings’ work is presented with costumes, lights etc. Shick who admits she’s not comfortable at public speaking, complied and talked just a bit about what we would see, more time was given to the dance. The dancers: Olsi Gjeci, Lily Gold, Omagbitse Omagbemi, Shick and Marilyn Maywald Yahel are each breathtaking. Shick groups them in varied pairs, she “…likes duets…it’s a place of curiosity, vulnerability…” she says, and so they get tangled, they untangle, they slither against the draped back wall, as two, but look like one, and stylishly they weave through the many grooves in Barbara Kilpatrick’s funky costumes. In a cast of lovely dancers, it’s impossible not to watch Shick glide across any dance floor; she’s just that smooth. Here though, she is surrounded by movers who give her work justice.
See more of the 92nd Street Y Harkness Dance Festival:
MARTHA GRAHAM DANCE COMPANY
Fri, Mar 13 and Sat, Mar 14 at 8 pm; Sun, Mar 15 at 3 pm
SALLY SILVERS: ACTUAL SIZE
Fri, Mar 20 and Sat, Mar 21 at 8 pm; Sun, Mar 22 at 3 pm