Lost in the Woods

Ramos appears in a brief, wistful little solo with guest vocalist Allison Langerak singing "But Not for Me" and the two of them plucking petals from a flower (he stashes them in his pocket just in case). He also presents an ambitious autobiographical sketch in which he attempts to deal with the issues of being HIV-positive, craving a partner, still cruising, and having to practice safe sex. He strikes an interestingly distanced choreographic stance in the opening, when Langerak lists the medicines he has to take and he catches in midmotion the bottles she tosses him. Thereafter the tone fluctuates between wryness and earnest confession.

Swiss Dream: Pettit muzzles Rochet in The Life and Morals of a Night Comedian
photo: Mario del Curto
Swiss Dream: Pettit muzzles Rochet in The Life and Morals of a Night Comedian

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Compagnie Philippe Saire
Danspace St. Marks

CompaŮia Vicente SŠez
Joyce Theater

Ramos Dance
Cunningham Studio

Ramos's dance-crammed evening runs smoothly and is excellently lit by Christopher Brown. Yet the pieces look underrehearsed. Certainly everything is underperformed. The dancers, all technically capable, aren't fully focused; the fact that they don't extract the meat from the movement or adventure with dynamics adds to the feeling of scatteredness that colors the concert.

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