Away with virtuosity
Inspiration: Pina Bausch’s ‘Carnations,’ 1982; Israeli dancer: Tomer Golan.
Tomer Golan, 19, of the Fresco Dance Company, impersonates one of Bausch’s regular soloists, Dominique Mercy, in an excerpt from her work “Carnations.” In this piece, a group of dancers forces the solo dancer to perform acrobatics from classical ballet to satisfy the audience’s impulses. Dressed in a long evening gown, the dancer angrily shouts to the crowd: “You want to see something? Does this...
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