Jessica Lang Dance, waltzing delightfully with Leila Josefowicz and the NSO
REVIEW by Sarah Kaufman, Washington Post, May 17, 2014
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“Scape, an absorbing and consistently surprising dance. Lang has a gift for conveying emotion with exquisite simplicity...The dancers also humanized the Adams concerto, warming up a cerebral, often astringent score. Once they took control of the stage, they jiggled and spun to the musical storm, turning the space into a carnival; they glided with lighthearted ease as the music slashed and churned. How energizing it was to see these fearless frolickers - our ideal selves - waltzing around, taming that wrathful sound so that it, too, finally swirled with equal joy...At the end, as the dancers bowed to the enthusiastic audience response, no one applauded them more heartily than the beaming Josefowicz.”


Scape
Commissioned by The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and the National Symphony Orchestra
Created for Jessica Lang Dance
Premiered in 2014
Music: John Adams
9 dancers, 35 minutes
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