Successful site-specific performances reveal something new or unexpected about a familiar space. Downtown's Colonial Warehouse is rich with history as a powerhouse for streetcars around the turn of the 20th century. Now an office building, it still retains historic integrity. The members of Ready at Will Dance Collective do little, however, to substantively comment on the warehouse's past or present. Their improvisatory dance structure offers few variants or innovations, and the audience members just dutifully follow the performers, waiting for their next seemingly random decision, be it in the stairwell, bathroom, or empty hallway. Seems like a lost opportunity.
Fri., July 31, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 1, 4 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 2, 2:30 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 7, 7 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 8, 8:30 p.m., 2009