“Jekyll & Hyde”: Reason is the slave of the passions

The Synetic Theater is a DC troupe, mostly run by Georgian immigrants trained in the former Soviet Union, which does dance-based adaptations of literature. So they do wordless Shakespeare, for example, which I totally thought was on par with "jumbo shrimp" until I saw their phenomenal Midsummer Night's Dream. They do a fair amount of horror. They're always very OTT, sometimes to the point of kitsch (which I don't mind), and they typically aim to give you a really intense new experience of the … [Read more...]

“You can have two worldviews in the Army, but one’s too many for me”

in which I prove that I know more about dancing than about war. … [Read more...]