It's Our World After All

A relationship can be a desolate place on a despoiled planet


Meg Stuart/BenoÓt Lachambre/Hahn Rowe Dance Theater Workshop April 27 through 29

A message begins to seep into the pair's hobbled behavior. He lays down the laws in a strong, impersonal voice. This is a world in which almost everything humans need, love, fear, or hate is forbidden. They itemize these antiphonally: "Nobody is getting lost in this place," "There is no laughter in this place." She's a little more hesitant at first, more ready to qualify. And, of course, here is no love. Finally, they say, "There is no reason to stay in this place," and they leave.

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