Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Atlanta Eke’s Monster Body (Next Wave, Dancehouse)

If you’re hoping to see this:

Or this:

Or even this:

You might be disappointed... Though the triple-breasted hooker from Total Recall is closer to the mark than you might think. 

But if this is more your thing:

And you’re not afraid of a bit of this:

Then you might be ready for this:

(Promotional image for Monster Body, click on the image to enlarge.)

As recently as yesterday, I was describing Atlanta Eke as the closest thing the local dance community had to a conceptual artist. Today, I need to take revise those words. She is now the closest thing the conceptual art community has to a dancer. 

I’m still working on a ‘review’ -- though it’s looking too tangential to call it that -- so consider this a place holder. And go see her show, if you dare. It is a considerable advancement on anything Eke has done to date. Angry, controlled, daring, thoughtful and provocative. No doubt about that... 

Monster Body by Atlanta Eke.  More information: here.  

And my rant about Monster Body -- still not quite a review -- continues here.  

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Blogger Chris Boyd said...

There's more on Louise Bourgeois here.

2:23 PM  

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