Welcome to Abby Benders world. It is a world where lion tamers and tight rope walkers engage in a pas de deux; where sideshow callers, candy stripers, and trash men find treasures in rubbish heaps; where flash-dancers and video coupages strike a stunning tableaux; and where grand, strutting acrobatics result in luminous effects.
Mark Morris would rather write about his work than have other people do it.
Emerging choreographers Liz Gerring and Ruth Baguskas debuted evening-length works in recent weeks. Each had hit highs on this reviewers dance calendar in 2002.