LIZ SANTORO/PIERRE GODARD: LE PRINCIPE D'INCERTITUDE (FRANCE)
Their inspiration comes from physics, numerical structure and language. The dancers act based on two “movement systems” operating in parallel: “hands” and “feet.” The dance is timed to a metronome, and the moves are dictated by patterns of numbers and random spoken text cues. Sound a little heady? Don’t worry: the performance is hypnotic and thrilling, with patterns of movement taking on the aspect of a living puzzle. Sensuous and cerebral in equal measure, this show is a challenge and a reward. Godard and Santoro find a balance between planning and spontaneit—their work is both intricately structured and open to felicity. Radical, rigorous and ingenious, this work is truly one of a kind.
"Obsessive, intriguing… Relative Collider is like a continuous transition, a drawn-out crescendo, governed by a crystalline but elusive logic." —New York Times