YYDC’s movement looks like it feels yummy on the body, all elastic lunges, cushiony pliés, and gestures that sketch the air like cursive. Dancing in two of the three world premieres in the BAM Fisher program, The Edge of 30°, founder and artistic director Yin Yue embodies the genesis of her language. Her multi-faceted history includes training in Chinese classical and folk dance as well as ballet and modern.
The result of her east-meets-west background is FoCo Technique, which utilizes the five elements and three rhythmic stages of pulse, drop, flow. Yue’s dancers appear well versed in the language, and their fluency realizes a consistent flair through The Edge of 30° even when the work itself is artistically literal.
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Photo by Andreas Herrmann