A weekly, highly personal and subjective list of performances and artists we want you to know about:
Leigh is sitting this week out:
The first time I saw Ursula Eagly in a workshop performance, I thought every limb of her body was double-jointed – and perhaps her brain as well. Eagly’s unique physicality seems to be only possible solo, but in her upcoming work at the Chocolate Factory, “Pieces with gaps for each other,” she has teamed up with Mexican artist Martin Lanz Landázuri, and Japanese choreographer Kohji Setoh. The three have worked across their respective countries for two years, to build this piece. If their joint work reflects Eagly’s compelling artistry, this should be a mind-bending adventure. Opens Wednesday, March 29 at 8 pm through April 1.
Aynsley Vandenbrouke is a thinker and a mover in equal measures. Her fascination with words, their complexity and possibilities, is woven through her choreography; her movement serves both the physical and the interior compulsions that drive her. Her latest work, “And,” is an evening-length solo that she describes as “three-dimensional essays.” Go to watch, and to learn. Opens at the Abrons Arts Underground Theater on Thursday, March 30 at 8 pm through April 2.
Cover: Aynsley Vandenbrouke – courtesy of the artist.
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