Mariann Mayberry, Lisa Banes and Stephen Bogardus - Mariann Mayberry, Brian Hurchison, Lisa Banes, David Greenspan, Leigh Silverman, Stephen Bogardus, Tim Hopper, Michael Izquierdo and Tim Sanford New York City, USA - Opening night after party for the Off-Broadway production of 'Go Back To Where You Are' held at the West Bank Cafe Tuesday 12th April 2011
Mariann Mayberry, Lisa Banes and Stephen Bogardus - Michael Izquierdo, Mariann Mayberry, Brian Hutchison, David Greenspan, Lisa Banes, Stephen Bogardus and Tim Hopper New York City, USA - Opening night of the Off-Broadway production of 'Go Back To Where You Are' at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Playwrights Horizons - Curtain Call Tuesday 12th April 2011
It shames flashy movies like The Matrix sequels, which adopt surface style and frenetic movement but lack sheer, sumptuous vision. Altman's movie isn't just a pretty sheen ("I hate pretty!" snaps Malcolm McDowell as the head of the ballet company), it's a full audio-visual experience. For all the limbs blown apart in Matrix Revolutions it's got nothing on the Company dancers bandaging their bruised heels and toes, or the horrifying moment when a tendon snaps during a rehearsal. It's something we can respond to, relate to. It's emotion pictures, corresponding to the vibrant, emotive images of the dance.
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