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82 Star Starred
Central Square Theater
450 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02139
617-576-9278
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3.3 / 5 Rated by 11 members
Review from Marilyn
22 events 18 reviews

The end of the show was very artistic and beautiful. The woman had done a modern piece with photos of Paris playing on the screen behind her. She told a story through photos, dance, and a recording of a conversation. Very tasteful.

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reviewed Jan 20 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Natalia Musatova
19 events 7 reviews

What a wonderful composition? It consisted of several different dance performances with some visual effects and optical illusions. I loved the performers and their dancing technique. Some pieces dealt with skill and others had more to do with...continued

reviewed Jan 13 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Stephen Greenberg
9 events 3 reviews

I did not know what to expect and I got the best. All of the dancers were awsome and I had a very enjoyable night.

reviewed Jan 12 2012 report as inappropriate
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Description

Dancer/choreographer/producer Daniel McCusker has been showcasing his dance and dance-like “discoveries” since the spring of 2008. Each year the showcases have become more daring and the audience capacity has burst at the seams to the point that it has become necessary to move to a larger venue and to expand his ThIStHaT ShoWs into a two-weekend extravaganza.

To break the mold even further, his annual spring affair is now in the height of winter, with ThIStHaT ShoW No. 4 and No. 5 poised to pay a warm tribute to many of the kindred spirits who figure in McCusker’s lively artistic world. McCusker is keen on investigating the true nature of dance and performance. The work that interests him the most is formal, very structure-based, making deliberate choices regarding its structural components. This formality serves to mediate any narrative elements so that the full meaning of the work can be revealed.

McCusker’s quest to discover this true nature by way of structure doesn’t always play out, but as many of his fans have come to realize, the exciting part is when it does indeed play out. And they happen to be there when it all comes together. The yearly showcase has become a huge success, critically and otherwise, and is a much anticipated not-to-be-missed annual celebration for all lovers (and soon-to-be lovers) of local dance.

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