“Helga and The Three Sailors”
New York, NY
November 8, 2014
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2014 by Martha Sherman
Netta Yerushalmy has always danced. In “Helga and The Three Sailors,” family films played in the background that showed her happily marching, twirling and kicking from toddler to teenager. “Helga and The Three Sailors” wasn’t a story (as the title seemed to suggest), but a continuation of a lifelong exploration, here in a two layered work, beginning with Yerushalmy in solo, and followed by the other three dancers (her “sailors”) in the second half. This double-tiered dance was also built on rich layers of time, sound, color, and space.
Netta Yerushalmy and cast in “Helga and The Three Sailors.” Photo© Ian Douglas