Written by Syed Ali
Last week, the Krannert Center for Performing Arts held a dance performance choreographed by Cynthia Oliver. The performance, Virago-Man Dem, involved different stages of movement that worked in conjunction with a screen, spotlight, and flickering music.
Prior to leaving for Thanksgiving Break, I had the opportunity to attend yet another show at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts. I must say I have come to enjoy the performances that I go see each week. This particular performance by Cynthia Oliver titled, “Virago-Man Dem,” was something unexpected but quite intriguing by the message it left behind.
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You only live once, because you can never know what will happen in the next moment.
By: Deja Cook- Reynolds
From the beginning of this performance, Virago- Man Dem, I thought there was something peculiar about this piece. The dancers were all standing at different corners, they appear at different times, and they just seemed a little too still for me, since they weren’t moving at first. Then, they began to move, but not in the way that most people would consider dancing. They started to shake, scratch, slow motion stepping, and I couldn’t help to but think about what the HELL did I get myself into. The dancers looked like they were having an outer body experience, and I didn’t know if they need help or if they were trying to reveal the unknown to me. But I know one thing is for sure, I couldn’t stop watching. Continue reading