David Dorfman’s long career has focused on human relations: the dance company as family or community; the stage as playing field, battlefield, town square. Making its third appearance in the Next Wave Festival with Come, and Back Again, David Dorfman Dance once again uses period mood music—this time by the ’90s underground band Smoke—to undergird the choreographer’s vision, shaped collaboratively with his troupe, of how we survive amid chaos and loss. Sculptor Jonah Emerson-Bell (in collaboration with the street artist Swoon) provides a junk-strewn set; Shawn Hove contributes video projections, and Sam Crawford leads a band playing Benjamin Smoke’s songs live.
Oct. 16-19, 7:30 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 9, 2013