While the 59th edition of the Venice Biennale recently closed—and with it, Lita Albuquerque’s collateral event, “Liquid Light,” a multi-dimensional experience featuring the world premiere of a film of the same name and starring her daughter, dancer, and choreographer Jasmine Albuquerque—their filial collaboration is the continuation of a decades-long partnership that began, well, in the womb.
“Transparent Earth”. by Lita and Jasmine Albuquerque. Photograph courtesy of the artists
The son of a painter and a set designer, director/choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot was, it seems, destined to have a life in the theater. Born and raised in Tours, in central France, in 1960, he studied dance and piano at the Conservatoire Nacional de Région de Tours before joining the Rosella Hightower International School of Dance in Cannes.Continua a leggere
One would think that a dance inspired by the events of the January 6 insurrection—yes, a dance!—would not be the ideal stuff of theater, but the eight members of Laurie Sefton Creates (formerly Clairobscur Dance Company), succeeded in giving life to Sefton’s premiere “Herd. Person?”, while the dance, itself, was occasionally problematic.Continua a leggere