“Thank You for Coming: Attendance”
Danspace at St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery
New York, NY
March 14, 2014
by Martha Sherman
copyright © 2014 by Martha Sherman
Bessie award winner Faye Driscoll has endless tricks up her sleeve. In her latest, “Thank You for Coming: Attendance,” they eventually involve each member of the audience. The result is a non-stop circus of movement that demolishes the barrier between the performer and the audience using unexpected twists, visual hooks, and a sly sense of humor. Driscoll’s five dancers are woven together themselves in connected patterns, words, and emotions. And Driscoll is right to thank us – as good as the dancers are, this piece isn’t whole without the audience. The performers are the catalysts, but the audience is central to Driscoll’s alchemy, and she manages to transform simple routines into a riot of gold.