Monday, August 20, 2007

I was lucky enough to see the dance troupe Philadanco at the Algonquin Arts Theatre Saturday night. There were four high energy dance routines. The first one called "Echoes" was described as a "tapestry made up of various moods of Alvin Aiely". It was a beautiful piece that showed off the talents and beauty of the whole troupe. The next routine, "Pulse", demonstrated their "sliding" technique. Quiet music let you hear the gentle swoosh of their special footware as they gracefully posed across the floor and then interacted with each other with each slide. "Gate Keepers" and "Enemy Behind The Gates" were my favorite routines. The first had an interesting play of lights and movements that gave the dancers a "matrix" look. "Enemy Behind The Gates" was inspired by " enemies within our midst. They look like you....they act like you.....they live like you but, they are not one of you." Read the bios of these wonderful dancers and hopefully you will get a chance to see them on a stage near you soon!