Alex Escalante


Beth Gill: Brand New Sidewalk

Daily from May 5-6
8 p.m.

Beth Gill uses a limited movement palette to conjure up dances that are spare, complex, and formal in the best sense. It’s a real palate-cleanser in this era of physically aggressive, gymnastic choreography. Like a many-faceted crystal, Gill’s dances are full of angles and light that keep shifting, creating a kind of restless clarity. For Brand New Sidewalk, Gill teams up with composer Jon Moniaci and lighting designer Thomas Dunn to create an evocative new piece for four dancers exploring themes of alienation, erasure, and power — concepts currently all too familiar to us and the rest of the world.