“Hapless Bizarre,” “Mo(or)town/Redux”
doug elkins choreography, etc.
Doris Duke Theater, Jacob’s Pillow
August 13, 2014
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2014 by Martha Sherman
Doug Elkins offered the alpha and omega of his dance alphabet in the pairing at Jacob’s Pillow of “Hapless Bizarre” and “Mo(or)town Redux.” In each, Elkins’ varied influences – classical, contemporary, social and street dance -- were woven together dynamically with a strong focus on the relationships among the characters. But the dances couldn’t have been more different.