March 6, 2015
Levity wrapped in friendly competitiveness charms Dansapce when Sara Mearns, Sterling Hyltin, Raushan Mitchell and Jodi Melnick appear in Platform 2015 that connects dancers from different disciplines in process-style performances.
This week, four mega-talented dancers toss a big red foam die, call out actions, run, drop and roll, read snippets written by choreographer James Waring and every now and then, dance.
It’s a springboard of concepts still whirling around in the remarkable dance bodies of NYC Ballet principals Mearns, and Hyltin; and modern dancers Melnick and Raushan.
By using chance techiques, the actual performance will change with each night, but look for Raushan in a solo that smashes Cunningham technique through urban moves and Hyltin instructing Melnick on how to die during Balanchine’s famous “Sonnambula.”
Programs are sold out, but risk standing in the “wait” line and try to sit in the middle section.
EYE ON THE ARTS, NY -- Celia Ipiotis