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Flash Review 1, 3-20: Faster Pussycat! Thrill! Thrill!
Moving with Brian Brooks & Co.

By Chris Dohse
Copyright 2001 Chris Dohse

In a space filled by a neon orange circle and a circle of orange light bulbs, a flip book can become a sideshow one-ring circus. Brian Brooks can become a Vorticist dynamo. His Brian Brooks Moving Company dancers, seen Sunday at Williamsburg Art Nexus in "Faster," can walk up walls where there are no walls. Video projections can occur and they do, accompanied by carousel music.

Orange circus peanuts circle audacity animation. Gymnastics stop motion.

Increasingly complex, organized out of simple organic Streb components, with daring liftwork and ingenuity. Will they collide? Nikolais movement in a Schlemmer state of beatitude. Stasis and inertia, things learned from subatomic particles. Oddly haunting semaphore. Backward too long. That central dance was very good. But backward too long.

Danced by Brian Brooks, Tony Guglietti, Clint Lutes, Weena Pauly, LiYana Silver. Music composed by John Stone. Video by Sarah Browder. Costumes by Russell Aubrey. Design by Paul Szabo. Lighting by Brian Fassett.

My lesbian friend said, "Brian Brooks's ass is so perky you could set a beer on the shelf of it!" Then she said, "You better fucking quote me on that!"

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