Dance and radio — two art forms that, as This American Life radio host Ira Glass puts it, “have no business being together.” And yet, Glass and dance choreographer Monica Bill Barnes felt that their work shared a sensibility, even though hers includes no talking and his no physical movement.
Their collaboration is a show that includes radio interviews restaged as dance pieces, plus stories from the lives of each of the performers. The result is a funny, lively, and surprisingly emotional evening that brought the house down during its first test run at Carnegie Hall.
The New York Times calls the show, which includes dancer Anna Bass,“. . . unapologetically human and refreshingly relatable . . .” Glass adds, “People who like This American Life will probably like this, because it’s just like the radio show, um, if you picture dancing during all the stories.”
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