July 31, 2015
by Leigh Witchel
© 2015 by Leigh Witchel
For Walter Dundervill, getting there is all the fun. A Bessie winner, Dundervill has been a fixture in contem-porary New York dance for more than a decade. Also an artist and designer, Dundervill is fascinated with tasks and preparation. He’s dealt with this before: “Aesthetic Destiny 1: Candy Mountain,” done at Dance Theater Workshop in 2011, involved an endless setup of cardboard cutouts, only to have them all removed the moment the actual performance began. In “Arena,” an encore installation from last year, that became the show. (Click this link to read Martha Sherman’s report of last year’s performances).
“Arena” (photo of the 2014 production © Maria Baranova)