Platform 2015: Dancers, Buildings and People in the Streets
New York, NY
February 21, 2015
by Leigh Witchel
copyright © 2015 by Leigh Witchel
It’s hell being a yenta. For Danspace’s Platform 2015, Claudia La Rocco commemo- rated the golden anniversary of Edwin Denby’s “Dancers, Buildings, and People in the Streets” by making matches in his honor, pairing up dancers from what she quotes as the “three nodal points of Balanchine, Cunningham and the Judson Dance Theater.”
A lot of provocative potential there. Yet La Rocco wasn’t pushy; she put the couples together, stood back and watched, along with us, what happened. One pair ended up in love at first text message. Another bridegroom was deserted at the altar.
Kaitlyn Gilliland and Will Rawls in “#loveyoumeanit” Photo © by Ian Douglas