Nina Haft and Company and Facing East Dance and Music's intriguing, yet uneven, collaboration
The Lost and Found looked as murky as Ian Winter's accompanying video. It featured a quartet of women arriving from different directions, coalescing into a pile of bodies and splitting into double duets. Linnea Snyderman was carried aloft, and Frances Sedayao rolled over everybody (side note: Sedayao danced in four of the nine selections — what a treat she was). More eminently legible was the nightmarishly dramatic and excellently danced duet Remember Me? for Masataka Aita and Nhan Ho. Aita at first seemed like a pesky intruder into Ho's life. But he became the leech, or perhaps the incubus to the increasingly desperate Ho. At the end both seemed destroyed.
Not What She Seams started as a fine solo at last year's WestWave Dance Festival. It now has expanded into an equally fine quintet which also sings. Huge bolts of fabric became the means by which these "seamstresses" expressed their anger and desperation, but also their resilience and hope.
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