Reviews for Performa/Dance Performances

Review: Bluegrass Junction by Performa/Dance

Review: Bluegrass Junction by Performa/Dance

by David Glen Robinson
Published on October 24, 2021

Joy and Brilliance. This could have been the subtitle of Performa/Dance's BLUEGRASS JUNCTION, brilliantly expressed in ballet-structured dances choreographed by artistic director Jennifer Hart.

Joy and Brilliance. This could have been the subtitle of the show. As it is, Bluegrass Junction, simple and evocative, modestly concealed its joy and brilliance until the audience was in place and saw it for itself. Then the introductory dance with the full ensemble exploded with the handclapping, foot-stomping, live music-playing joy of an Appalachian hoedown. The flying imagery channeled any number of paintings by Thomas Hart Benton, all of it under the open …

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