Boris Charmatz’s new work was neither the most technically accomplished I saw this year nor the most choreographically achieved. Sections of it were even a little dull. Yet the audacity of its concept, the theatricality of the venue and the acuity with which it captured our skittering, anxious zeitgeist, made 10000 Gestures a singular experience… 1000o Gestures may have started as a dance boffin’s conceit but at its surprisingly magisterial best, it became a meditation about life, loss, randomness and death.
Read more about the work in Professor Hentyle Yapp‘s Indefinite Article, written exclusively for NYU Skirball.
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Learn more about dance in a variety of readings that approach the form from a range of practical and theoretical perspectives.
Why We Dance: A Philosophy of Bodily Becoming, Kimerer L. LaMothe
Dance as Social Life and Cultural Practice, Maruša Pušnik
“The Dance: Essence of Embodiment”, Betty Block and Judith Lee Kissell
“Where Does Dance Live in Our Society?”, Nancy Ng