Divinas Palabras: Feingold thinks it’s divine
This week in the Village Voice Theater section:
Michael Feingold finishes his festive tour of Lincoln Center. He enjoys Spain’s Centro Dramático Nacional’s production of Ramon del Valle-Inclán’s “Divinas Palabras” and Shen Wei Dance Theater’s “Second Visit to the Empress.”
I flounce around the New York Fringe Festival, wondering what can be done to restore some of the vim of the earlier years. I interview three current and former fringe artistic directors to discover their various plans of attack.
And John Beer flops out on the sofa to review the American Living Room Festival at Here Arts Center. Beer fizzes, “he three pieces performed—the first of 24 in the festival—displayed impressive technique and quirky imagination. At the same time, each fit a bit too easily into its experimental genre: meta-theatrical whimsy, abstract dance-theater, and biographical study of a neglected historical figure.”