2280! Pints!

Sighhhhhh…..today was an imaginative day. I decided to attend a Dance 2011 performance this evening at the Black Box located in the Costans Theatre. It’s called 2280! Pints!. I guess it’s dance intertwined with acting in a few scenes. Here’s a description found on the School of Theatre and Dance (Box Office) website: Stupendous, hilarious, poignant, and outrageous–a few words that only begin to capture the glory of this highly original work of dance theatre created by New York choreographer and UF faculty member Neta Pulvermacher. Be prepared for the unusual as you journey through the mysterious, musical and colorful world of dance. It was very entertaining from beginning to end.  When you first walk in, the dance director gives you a handful of pennies and asks you to place a coin on any interesting “object”. All of the dancers were posed in very different positions.

As I placed a penny in one of the dancer’s hand, they quickly began to ad-lib a graceful movement, as if a penny was a reward for their performance. I did that a few times more until I ran out of pennies. That was the best part of the presentation.

Many of the dance pieces included hip-hop, ballet, salsa, and modern. Their mysterious movements left me  wondering what was coming next. It was mind boggling, colorful, noisy, but quiet; intimidating, but inviting; weird, but practical. I sat in my seat with great suspicion whatever I thought would happen.

I absolutely loved every minute of it! They even performed a dance piece to Micheal Jackson’s “Smooth Criminal”…WHOA! All of these performances involved buckets….yea, I said that – buckets. Never would I imagine that something so creative and entertaining could come from using a bunch of buckets. My eyes were glued because I didn’t want to miss anything.

This dance performance has been one of the best I’ve seen thus far. It was both interactive and entertaining; not one dull moment. This performance is one that encourage anyone to go see! You should go see it yourself!

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