For starters: the performance was fun. It was smart, rhythmic, dynamic, and fully committed. (yeah that sounds a lot like the NY Times review)
To further validate the NY Times quote in the press material for Everyone, the piece sparked questions:
- Throughout the piece it felt to me like The Audience was always The Audience. We were always watching and almost always distanced from the performers by their hightened experience. So, when is The Audience not The Audience?
- What does it mean that there are so many cliches of contemporary/post-modern american dance in this piece (the hipster functional outfits, the staring at the audience, the taking off of shoes, the singing, the kissing, the rough movement style, the personal witty story about, the reflection on the process of art making)?
Let’s start there. Maybe someone would like to respond. Mr. Campbell?