John Jasperse Company
"Becky, Jodi and John"
created and performed by Becky Hilton, John Jasperse and Jodi Melnick
Dance Theater Workshop, New York
May 27, 2009
by Tom Phillips
copyright 2009 by Tom Phillips
Dancemaking is a social art form, and the artist John Jasperse says that’s why he chose it from among the arts as a lifetime occupation. Midway through that life, he’s come up with “Becky, Jodi and John.” It’s a meditation on the pains of getting old in a world that’s constantly looking for something new, but it’s also about what endures in a life devoted to a fleeting form of art.