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AUDIENCE REVIEW: "Fluster and Plot" by Gerald Casel

"Fluster and Plot" by Gerald Casel

Gerald Casel

Performance Date:
April 24, 2010

Photo © Ho Chang

Gerald Casel

Show / Event Name
Fluster and Plot

Performance Date
April 24, 2010

Venue / Location
Danspace Project

Your Occupation:

Last time you moved your body:
One second ago

Have you ever seen this company/ before?

Tell us a bit about your history with this group/performer?
I've admired Gerald Casel's work for some time now and have presented it at my Soaking WET series at the West End Theater in NYC.

Why did you go to the show? What did you expect to see?

What was your favorite moment(s)? What inspired you?
Gerald's new work was particularly subtle and full of elusive emotional texture. The dancing for three men in Fluster featured shifts in scale from large movement to tiny, enigmatic gestural details with fleeting passages of unison and sustained stillness. A hint of erotic mystery swirled around the piece though the 3 men remained quite self possessed for the entire time. The more focus the performers gave to their actual physical tasks, the more the piece seemed to swell with psychological import. This same mysterious connection between emotional suggestion and straightforward non-referential movement was also evident in the more florid language used for women performers in Fluster.





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