Last night at East Williamsburg's diamond in the rough space House of Yes, I saw an absolutely enthralling and fanciful performance by my favorite theatrical dance company, Desert Sin. They have joined forces with Lady Circus and The Mystery Bird Puppet Show to create "Twitchers," a stunning evening of performances about birds and flying, and I truly cannot recommend it highly enough. Each piece is incredibly inventive, the performers have grace and skill in spades, and the costumes are an exquisite riot of glitter, lace, and - of course - feathers. It is awe inspiring to see the imagination and talent that has gone into the show, especially in light of the fact that they are all relatively young troupes with presumably limited resources. I sat there the entire time breathless, my jaw agape, and feeling that pure childlike wonder that is too often a rarity these days. It's difficult for me to choose my favorite part, as there was so much variety and beauty throughout the night, but I will say I was entirely unprepared to feel not only delighted but totally moved by one piece in particular about a deer and a vulture - and that's all I'll say about that. Anyway, get yourself tickets NOW, this is not to be missed. And here are more details:
A tour of birds, dreams, and women who take flight…
A theatrical immersion of dance, puppetry, aerial, live music, spectacle, and pure emotion.
The Desert Sin Dance Company, known internationally for their edgy and sensational fusion of dance is one of the most experimental, cutting-edge theatrical dance companies in North America.
Desert Sin will be teaming up with Mystery Bird Puppet Theater, Lady Circus, and The House of Yes Theater to create a Brooklyn bird-watching experience of a lifetime!
October 1,2,3 and 8,9,10
Doors open at 8pm, the show starts at 9pm:
$15 presale @ www.desertsin.com
$20 at the door
You will be in for a unique and totally unforgettable evening. Trust me on this one.