Sharing more than a few words with Sarah A.O. Rosner and Lillie De of The A.O. Movement Collective
They shifted the universe.
After three years of development culminating in three weeks of shows and events, a messy, maximal endeavor entitled The ETLE Universe manifested here in our present time this past October. It all happened at Loft 172 in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn, where The A.O. Movement Collective presented their future-world of “multitudinous” artistic outlets, from performance to pornography.
My first foray was for ETLE and the Anders, the centerpiece live dance performance where I couldn’t locate a normative convention anywhere. So I sat back and surrendered to one-woman-band Idgy Dean’s bewitching live score while queer bodies in bois’ briefs – or not — danced and moved and spoke. And spoke. And spoke. Informative passages slipped my mind’s grasp almost immediately upon entering, partly due to the non-linearity, partly due to twelve gender-blurred bodies hurtling this way and that. But damn, there were a lot of words for what was billed as a dance piece! [Read more…]