Juilliard Dances 3 Heavies

March 27, 2012

They walk forward, stare at the audience, lift a garment to show their bare ribcage, bare behind, and, um, other parts. That’s just one of the provocative moments in Ohad Naharin’s Secus, to be performed by Juilliard students—starting tonight.

Also on the program are José Limón’s Waldstein Sonata and Nacho Duato’s Gnawa, so I would say the “Juilliard Dances Repertory” program is delving into some heavy duty modern dance.

But these students can do anything. They were expert in the last program in a piece by Alex Ketley (see them in his “Choreography in Focus”).

In a rehearsal of Secus last week, the students really got into the crazy/wild Naharin mojo; they were almost as comfortable in the body-interrupting-itself aesthetic as the Batsheva dancers themselves. It’ll be interesting to see how the whole program shapes up. To get tickets, go to the Juilliard website.

—Wendy Perron