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Performance ( Dance ) Esplanade Robert Badinter

CIE LES ROIS SINGES. A man in sensual dance with three poles as abstract lines. A balancing act, "floor is lava" taken to poetic, almost mathematical extremes. Caught the latter half of a short story — what I saw I liked.

Smooth, slick acrobatic performance. Stands and twirls, with three and two poles, eventually just one. Performing with a lightness and air, and yet with gravity and the ground. Floating. Erik Satie meets dark beats as the supernatural score. A sense of foreboding, some effort at making the show feel bigger and more meaningful.

A show in authoritative command of the audience for its brief duration. Light touch quality, an afternoon moment. More shorts like these, please.