A Little Brooklyn: Batsheva, Mabou Mines Dollhouse
This past week was one of those 'only in brooklyn' types. Thursday night i got to see Batsheva Dance Company's MAX at BAM - a magnificent display of athletic dance which was enhanced by factory sound effects and some proto-Romance language voiceovers. Then Sat night we went to St. Anne's Warehouse in DUMBO to check out Mabou Mines Dollhouse (which cast dwarves for all the male parts) it was 'avant-garde silly.' Most compelling was the casting of a primordial dwarf actress (25 pounds, 47 inches tall at age 14) She also happened to be a dancer and her movements, as well as the movements of the dwarf playing the doctor, were exquisite.