When: Sat., Aug. 20, 9 p.m., Sun., Aug. 21, 1:30 p.m., Mon., Aug. 22, 9 p.m., Fri., Aug. 26, 10:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 6 p.m. 2011
This dance and multi-media performance provides an in-depth look into the state of dance. Live Documentary of Dance is based on interviews from over 100 dance and movement professionals, as well as students and pedestrians. The show is a living and constantly-changing project that allows viewers a unique and participatory theatre experience.
A fascinating if slightly problematic hybrid of filmed talking-head documentary, dance performance and encounter group exploring our relationships with dance, from our consumption of professional dance to the way in which we distinguish movement and dance. The encounter group section came halfway through, when the three main performers opened up the floor for a Q&A that yielded a few surprising observations from those who played along. Thought provoking but a bit rocky in its transitions from recorded to live material, with live content (notably pithy mini-monologues by cast members) being a bit more compelling than the low-fi video. - Scott Shoger
Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 12