Review: At “Fall for Dance”, Formula and a Revelation (Sara Mearns)

“In its 15 years, Fall for Dance — the festival where every ticket is just $15, and each program offers a colorful smattering of styles — has fine-tuned certain formulas: how to build, for instance, from an agreeable, subdued beginning to a spectacular, crowd-pleasing finish. And how to leave people aching for more.
Joined by the pianist Cameron Grant, Ms. Mearns, in gauzy pink, imbues the simplest gestures — outstretching an arm, tapping together her wrists — with expressive depth. In less sophisticated hands, Duncan’s yearning, frolicking, diaphanous steps can feel contrived or saccharine, but Ms. Mearns makes them thrilling.”

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