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  1. Ken Herman
    February 1, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    An insightful account of a rich program of modern dance–thank you! But I think you were much too kind describing Willems’ hideous electronic score as something “that grows on you,” unless, of course, you were comparing it to gangrene.
    One small point: the company’s home in Chicago would be properly described as in the Loop, that portion of downtown Chicago encircled by the elevated trains. A building on the Loop would be literally on the “el” tracks, an uncomfortable location for artistic endeavors. Of course, if that were the case, they wouldn’t have to pay Willems royalties for using his music, since recording 30 minutes of rush-hour trains clanking and screaming by could be substituted with little evident difference.

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