A male ballet star performing a classical solo looks like a happy fellow ("For you, this turn, this nice big leap!"). A solo made and executed by a modern dancer tends to show you one mixed-up dude ("Let me dissect this trauma, this peculiar little adventure, for you"). My arguable generalization was prompted by two pieces that I saw on successive nightsboth of them the work of dancer-choreographers who may or may not call themselves postmodern: Foofwa d'Imobilité and Nicholas Leichter. The former appeared in an evening-long display, the latter in a brief solo that ended a program of... More >>>
Foofwa dImobilité in his solo Benjamin de Boullis.