Mkay (everything’s going to be all right, or whatever)
Let Suchu Dance consume you.
In a final appearance before Artistic Director Jennifer Wood leaves the country, Suchu Dance will premiere Mkay (Everything’s going to be all right, or whatever) this September as part of the Houston Fringe Festival. This promises to be Suchu Dance’s most innovative work to date, and possibly the last opportunity to see a Suchu Dance performance in Houston for some time to come.
Wood has thrown out the rulebook for this latest work, in fact she’s thrown out the rulebook for her whole life. Lets see what happens. Lets see if you can float. Lets see if you can survive without everything that you once held dear and necessary for your existence.
14 people packed in a tiny space dancing furiously for one hour. What could go wrong?
Everything, and that is the fun part.
These dancers are stepping outside of their comfort zones, beyond what they thought they were capable of physically and expressively. Imbued with a lush and nuanced movement vocabulary, an open vulnerability and an undercurrent of hilaritas, Mkay (everything’s going to be all right, or whatever) speaks to an ambiguous, uncommitted (maybe even pessimistic) optimism about the future. Come and lose yourself in this unique performance experience.
(Everything’s going to be alright,
September 7 at 8:30 PM
September 8 at 6:30 PM
September 9 at 6:30 PM
3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002
Tickets: available at: matchouston.org
Price: $20 general
Tina Shariffskul Howard
More about the cast
and choreographer here.
The troupe attacks Wood's high-flinging style with fearless punch. In some of the tightest unison ever seen on the Suchu stage, these performers not only nail the sculptural aspects of Wood's intricate steps, but also the velocity. Wood is at her best when she's playing with momentum. The pretense of step-making falls away and the brilliance of the choreography shines through. The performers are not so much dancing, as being cast about by one strong creative wind.
It's at this high speed that Wood gets her game on, and she finally has a set of dancers that can keep up with her. It's riveting, hold-your-breath stuff, performed by tough-as-nails dancers.