Erin Baiano


Brian Brooks Moving Company

April 22
8 p.m.

A spring storm sweeps across Northrop’s stage as University of Minnesota Dance Program students join the Brian Brooks Moving Company in Brooks’ windswept “Torrent.” Turbulence and mesmerizing momentum that take dancers to their physical limits characterize his choreography. But there is also a whole lot of fluid movement, as dancers decant their bodies way, way off center. This concert includes several works from the company’s repertory, plus a special duet for Brooks and former New York City Ballet principal dancer Wendy Whelan. “First Fall” unites the “It Boy” of contemporary American dance, as Brooks has been called, with one of ballet’s supreme stylists.