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Royce Hall at UCLA
340 Royce Drive Los Angeles, CA 90095
310-825-2101
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56 events
21 reviews
19 stars
attended Apr 16 2011

Loved the originality. Topic was a little strange to me. Great dancers, music was very enjoyable as well.

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22 reviews
6 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

The dancers demonstrated a spectrum of quality, but on average they seemed mediocre- somewhat lacking in grace. The two-men-as-a-woman sequence was simple, but actually brilliantly fun. The seemingly anti-fascist anti-classism message was...continued

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10 reviews
44 stars
attended Apr 15 2011

A very unusual style with lots of energy. Dance like I've never seen before. I can't wait to see Barak's next show in the Fall.

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Website

http://www.uclalive.org/calendar/event_detail.asp?id=52

Quotes & Highlights

“[A] complex, engaging and inspiring creation” —Haaretz
“unique, refreshing and powerful” —Habama
“Bursting with energy and human passion.” —The Jerusalem Post

Description

American-born Barak Marshall—son of the great dancer, choreographer and musician Margalit Oved—has become one of Israeli dance’s most explosive artists. He served as the venerable Batsheva Dance Company’s first-ever house choreographer and has gone on to establish an impressive career on his own terms. Set to a score combining elements of Gypsy, Balkan, classical and rock music, Monger is bold, highly emotive physical-theater for 10 dancers. Originally commissioned by the Suzanne Dellal Centre for Dance and Theater in Tel Aviv, the piece explores themes of power, free will and survival instinct through the story of a group of servants trapped in the basement of their abusive mistress’ home.