Choreographer Eliot Feld is remarkable at what he does: Not only are his dances respected around the world, but he’s also the mastermind behind the Ballet Tech School (a program with a budget of $3 million that trains kids in classical ballet for free). Who the hell knows how he does it?! Tonight, his Mandance Project, composed of male laureate dancers (and a few females), returns to the Joyce for its annual season of programs. The first program features the mythic Isis in Transit, set to the music of Steve Reich’s Violin Phase, and Undergo, created for dancer/choreographer Wu-Kang Chen and set to Meredith Monk’s haunting vocals, as well as two shorter pieces, the jamming Backchat and the darkly sensual Pursuing Odette. The second program showcases Chen and his HORSE collaborators from Taiwan in an evening-length work called Velocity, which was choreographed by the dancers themselves.
Wed., April 16, 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 20, 7:30 p.m. Starts: April 16. Continues through April 19, 2008
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on April 1, 2008