An Excellent Performance
"I'll have a glass of that."
"A glass of that?"
"Here you go."
"And one more, please."
"Here you go."
We took our glasses of white into the dark and crowded room. People swayed and stumbled, looking to discover the few empty seats that remained along the far walls and others that were lost within the circles and rows. We would rather stand together than sit apart, thank you. Large, bare windows broke the unfinished gray walls to reveal the fluorescent New York City sky. Lights blinked off and on, green and blue. Up on the tenth floor of another faceless building, on the other side of 10th Avenue, a party of mannequins lined up against the glass and peered into our room, begging for a glimpse of the performance. And could you blame them?
An usher soon noticed us, and presented two seats to the right of the piano. We were happy to take them, thank you.
The Baryshnikov Dance Foundation presents The Movado Hour, featuring: Bella Davidovich, piano, Dimitry Sitkovetsky, violin, and Andres Diaz, cello, performing Tchaikovsky, op. 50 (1881).
Throughout thunderous flourishes, fists pounding against keys and bows crashing against strings, our thoughts danced.
It was an excellent performance, unlike anything I'd ever seen. Except I kept comparing them to a rock band tight, and with a certain passion and chemistry that only comes from time spent together. In fact, however, they rocked harder than most rock bands I've ever seen.
I'm now looking forward to purchasing a recording of the performance and recreating the event at home, through the A3.5 units, which have been quite a surprise, actually.