Crossposted from Haaretz
The young Maria Kong dance troupe shines in its professional production of “Miss Brazil.”
It is unlike other independent dance groups, and seems more like an offshoot of the Bat Sheva Dance Company, with the same style of movement and high quality but without Ohad Naharin’s choreography.
This is Maria Kong’s second program and it is even better than its first. Meanwhile, the company is still searching for its own path and its artistic potential has yet to be exploited.
In the first piece, “Miss,” the dancers look like the remnants of an apocalypse, figures that have undergone a metamorphosis and built a new life. A lovely metal construction sits in the middle of the stage, in this case at the Suzanne Dellal Center, a sort of moving sculpture that folds and unfolds into apartment-like spaces, of which only the metal remains. Avi-Yona Bueno’s beautiful lighting colors the structure and creates a magical atmosphere.