Jacqulyn Buglisi is not one to shy away from big ideas. For the thirtieth season of the company founded by four of the last generation to have worked directly with Martha Graham, Buglisi takes on human rights, world peace, forbidden love, and climate crisis in a program of seven works, including three premieres. There’s much to respect in the female-centric work and age-positive artists that Buglisi Dance Theatre presented at Ailey’s Joan Weill Center for Dance. It’s also a lot for a two-hour show.
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.Continue Reading
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