PNB: Director's Choice
J. Autumn Needles, Edge Seattle
March 17th, 2014
"State of Darkness," choreographed by Molissa Fenley and danced by Jonathan Porretta is challenging in a different way. A solo dancer has to work extra hard to build and keep connection with an audience, and "State of Darkness" is a long and subtly nuanced piece. Porretta does a nice job of it with the help of the fine orchestra playing Stravinsky’s music under the direction of Emil de Cou.