IMPRESSIONS: Kota Yamazaki/Fluid hug-hug's "Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination&quo
It ended the way with the way I wish every show could end — chatting with a non-critic audience member. I remain amazed at the smart insights and forceful opinions lurking in every dance-viewing person.
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Julian Barnett, Raja Feather Kelly, Joanna Kotze, and Mina Nishimura in I or Hallucination at Baryshnikov Arts Center. Photo by Stephanie Berger.
Forget the beginning. I’m starting at the end, the very end, after I’ve exited Baryshnikov Arts Center. A gentleman — white-bearded, bespectacled — falls into stride with me. “Can I ask what you thought?” he asks. It’s a loaded question, for him and for me. What are you supposed to think of a piece that’s as glistening and slippery as Kota Yamazaki’s Darkness Odyssey Part 2: I or Hallucination (the first installment premiered in Japan; a sneak peek of the next will arrive in May)? Pinning it down is like catching a shadow or caressing a sunbeam. In his Darkness Odyssey trilogy, Yamazaki imagines the body as a . . .
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