Sunday June 29, 2014 / 2:00pmRed Bull Flying Bach
First Balcony (Zone E)
How was your experience?
The dancing was incredible, the musicians wonderful; however, the story was disjointed and confusing. Some of the interludes worked in the story and others were just confusing. Some of the video had me feeling like we were going down the rabbit hole. Unfortunately much of the performance was tainted for me because of 2 scenes where the single woman in the troupe was cast as a victim. In what I assume was a dream sequence the b-boys get aggressive toward her and the scene ends in an overwhelming scream. In the second scene there is a slap delivered to the female dancer. It is unclear whether it was a dance move gone wrong or a premeditated slap from the male dancer. The jarring action was not resolved to my satisfaction and it left me and my friend feeling torn about whether or not we like the piece as a whole. It felt inappropriate to include misogynistic actions in a dance performance of such high caliber. The show could have done without the aggression and violence toward the female character and could have built tension in some other way.