Oops! I forgot that when Tere O'Connor first conceived DTW's The Nothing Festival, he had a suggested agenda for critics writing about the performances: We weren't to take notes. Since he planned on having eight selected choreographers enter the rehearsal studio with nothing in mind and make a dance, why shouldn't we writers refrain from making decisions about what we were seeing until we started to write? To O'Connor, note-taking distracts the critic from what's really happening onstage. To me it's a memory jogger. Anyway, it's too late now. Maybe I won't look at my notes (will you, dear reader, be able to tell whether I... More >>>
By photo: Julieta Cervantes
Ryutaro Mishima (left) and Dean Moss in their States and Resemblance.