"Vibhakta," "Selected Play,"
"Light Beings," "Gloria"
Nrityagram, 605 Collective, HeadSpaceDance, Dance Theatre of Harlem
New York City Center
September 27, 2013
by Kathleen O’Connell
copyright © 2013 by Kathleen O’Connell
One of the delights of a Fall for Dance performance is the audience. The packed house is alive with an infectious, happy buzz that’s as irresistible as champagne. The point of the festival is variety: it aims to hook everyone on something. And the crowd is open-minded in the best way: ready to take everything offered on its own terms and to have a good time. At the second program of five, they responded as warmly to the barefoot, silk-draped practitioners of Indian classical dance as they did to the ballerinas in chiffon and the contemporary troupe in street clothes and sneakers.