Flying high, then down to earth: dance at LAX

Dance · Music


A highlight of  “Everywhere Nowhere,” choreographer Sarah Elgart’s rich installation presented this weekend in a courtyard at Los Angeles International Airport, was the dance maker in a Hitchcockian cameo-role.

Dressed as a peasant, a field laborer, in hobbled Elgart, her back bent beneath the weight of a huge thatch of wheat, a vision of pathos that recalled a Diego Rivera painting. Stephen Glassman’s dreamy mise-en-scene — wrapped trees and projected bird images — provided a safe container. But constantly imposing and prodding the hour-long performance ahead was composer Yuval Ron’s vivid soundscore — at times raucous and funky, at others whirry and anxious. One site-relevant example: the unnerving clatter of helicopter propellers.

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