(photo credit: Courtesy)
First impression of the artistic credo of Tim Rushton, artistic director and
choreographer of the Danish Dance Theater (DDT), reveals a highly spirited
performance with wonderfully diverse dancers. This multinational troupe, with
members from Brazil, Israel, Portugal, and up to the Nordic countries, has flare
and individuality which brings on stage a plurality of temperaments, united by
total commitment and unusual charm.
Arts in Brief: June 21
Black Hebrews celebrate Shavuot festival in Dimona
Structured as a review show, the
dance is accompanied by jazz singer Caroline Henderson and a band of three
exquisite musicians on stage. Henderson, wrapped in a bronze gown, alternately
takes center stage to belt her sensuous American blues standards such as “Come
Rain or Come Shine.”
With her warm, velvety voice, great beauty and stage
presence, she could have easily upstaged all others, had she chosen to.
Generously she lets them dance to her numbers and shine in their smooth,
relaxed, often brilliant wide-ranged contemporary lingo, spotted with dazzling
jumps and lifts.
Rushton succumbed to the archaic format of the American
revue acts; unfortunately, this format wasn’t consistent with the dance, slowing
down the fluidity and dispersing the tightness and solidity of the evening’s