From dance and stand-up comedy to rap and performance art, Movement Research’s spring festival — titled “surprise! surprise(!) surprise/! surprise” — offers a bit of everything from an impressive range of performers.
A new dance work based on material by the choreographer John Bernd, who died of AIDS-related complications in 1988 at age 35, is the centerpiece of Danspace Project’s annual Platform series.
Miguel Gutierrez’s “myendlesslove” is, as its title suggests, about love — but not just love in a classic, romantic sense. That is there, but in 50 minutes, Gutierrez also touches on love making (aka sex), love of self, and love of youth. He pulls all these themes out of a multi-faceted, if somewhat disjointed, piece whose variations of medium and tone are refreshing.
I’d like to start with a disclaimer: Top 5, 10, whatever lists make me nervous. They feel so definitive, so set in stone, and that makes me uncomfortable. What happens when my opinions evolve (as they inevitably will), or when I change my mind tomorrow, or if I accidentally forget something?