Sunday, February 28, 2016
Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company performed in Portland, Maine at the Merrill Auditorium on Wednesday February 18th. I would like to tell you about some of the words that came to mind as I watched the dancers and the choreography:
They presented 3 dances, each performed with live music from stringed instrument orchestration. All dances had a theme of coming and going with an emphasis of where the dancers finally end up. Much traveling on stage with where does the journey lead to?
In the second dance the company was joined by local Portland dancers to create a dance that build upon a single thread that grows and grows. Dancers were from Maine's colleges such as Bates, Colby and Bowdoin as well as Portland Ballet's ensemble. The Maine dancers looked amazing and did and wonderful job of performing with the professional dance ensemble. The overall effect was of a machine that continues no matter what.
The final dance titled "D-man in the water" was the most joyous dance I've seen in some time. The dancers were lyrical, joyous, and generous.
Bill T.Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company in Portland, Maine at the Merrill Auditorium