There are a number of angles from which to approach a review of last weekend’s performances of choreography by Paul Sanasardo and Dmitri Peskov. For me it was an uncomfortable experience but, to be fair, the works shown were intentionally so.
Although a generation apart — Sanasardo is, at eighty, more than twice Peskov’s age — and from divergent backgrounds, their sharing of an evening is a logical alignment of simpatico artists (they’re both in residence at the Joel Hall Dance Center). The two are given to high drama and grand gesture, share a sculptural approach to choreography, and find inspiration in plaintive strings and staccato piano melodies that tick off the seconds of troubled existences. Click here to read the entire article at SeeChicagoDance.com