Best Dance Performance of the Past 12 Months - 2012
Storm, Zenon Dance Company
Zenon Dance Company's members are damn good dancers who draw inspiration from the wide range of nationally recognized choreographers artistic director Linda Andrews brings into their studio. The most recent example is Daniel Charon, a New York-based choreographer with roots in Moorhead, Minnesota. His raucous Storm premiered during Zenon's November 2011 program at the Cowles Center, and the dancers rose to the challenge, taking physical and emotional risks with the high-flying movement driven by a dramatic Michael Nyman score. Instead of succumbing to the roiling musical waves, the Zenon members rode them out — tumbling, falling, turning, soaring — and taking the audience along with them. It was a ride to remember.