Live Review: TopShakeDance, A-bout


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“Put those elbows in!” the coach shouts at the wrestler on the mat who, pinned to the floor and in a headlock, shakes in struggle. Her opponent holds the pose tight before being suddenly knocked onto the floor with an unexpected move, and the crowd chatters amidst shrill whistles and cheers.  This isn’t the scene at some Friday night wrestling match—instead, it’s the opening sequence ...   More
Saturday, November 15, 2014 KAITIE TODD

A-Bout (TopShakeDance)

Dancing themselves black and blue.

TopShakeDance is about to hit the dance floor hard. Literally: To explore competition and groupthink, the company’s newest work, A-bout, employs wrestling mats, mixed martial arts-inspired choreog   More
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 KAITIE TODD

Float (TopShakeDance)

Cuttin’ a rug here, under the sea.

Swim instructors will tell you that floating on your back is a nifty trick for staying alive when stranded in a body of water. It’s an act that involves a sort of urgent calm: Either relax o   More
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 AARON SPENCER


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