November 10, 2015
Wisps of impressions of Danceworks Performance Company’s impressive Footsteps, Shadows and Whispers at Next Act Theatre last weekend:
Once a dancer, now an Master of Fine Arts student in film and new genres, Kym McDaniel’s films have graced recent dance concerts at UW-Milwaukee and Danceworks. With “Ghost Light,” the program opener, she emerged as a mature experimental dance maker. The piece included some of her customarily expressionist film images showing ghostly flashes of dancing bodies; but she added projected text, poetically asking to merge with her dancers and temporarily inhabit their bodies. To a hushed drone like a ringing in the ears, her dancers performed in darkness with handheld lights that draped their bodies in shadows—a very personal piece.
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