It wouldn’t hurt to have a tutorial at the ready when attending a show by Time Lapse Dance. The dynamic movement and flowing fabric that are signature elements of work by founder and choreographer Jody Sperling deliver a visually gorgeous evening of performance, but there is always a deeper level to discover for those curious about how and why the works exist. “We start with the science,” said composer Matthew Burtner about his collaborations with Sperling, during the post show Q&A on May 5 when the company showed four works in Manhattan, its first stage appearance in two years following a March 2020 cancellation due to Covid.
Carly Cerasolo in Jody Sperling's “Wind Rose.” Photograph by Phyllis McCabe
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.Continue Reading