What Printz lacks at this point is the ability to choreograph organically so that connections grow beyond one section simply following another. Finding the Morning, inspired by a personal injury, was the strongest piece, with a solo Printz searching for a place for herself. Carlos Aguirre's live beatboxing immensely enlivened Beat Sequitur, performed by Printz's beautifully trained, energetic ensemble of six.
Raisa Punkki's red Xing, set to a score by Albert Mathias, remained incomprehensible. Inspired by an E.E. Cummings poem, it rambled endlessly; Punkki and dancer Kakuti Davis Lin traded off solos that were punctuated periodically with duets in which they exchanged mysterious smiles. The poem, however, was lovely. *
WOMEN ON THE WAY PROGRAM 3
Thurs/25Sun/28, 8 p.m., $15$20
Dance Mission Theater
3316 24th St., SF