“Everybody,” including my sister


My sister, Abby Crain, is performing in "Everybody," a new dance by Miguel Gutierrez and the Powerful People. In the New York Times this morning, Claudia La Rocco raves about the show:

[Gutierrez] and his dancers are beautiful to watch, but more important, they’re interesting. You can see them figuring themselves out, whether they’re staring into the rafters or hurling their bodies through the air in leaps both heroic and absurd. As various repetitions and endurance games play out, the dancers exhibit a virtuosity of a far more nuanced but no less dazzling sort than the orthodox understanding of the term.

I’m not surprised, and not merely because I have a blood relative in the production; their last show was something of a blockbuster. This one opened on Thursday night at the Abrons Art Center, at the Henry Street Settlement at 466 Grand Street on the Lower East Side, and continues until next Sunday, March 11. For tickets, which should probably be purchased soon, contact the Abrons Art Center (the dance is an offsite production by Danspace Project). Miguel talked about the dance with John Schaeffer of WNYC on 27 February 2007, and you can stream or download his interview.