"Undercurrents" Win us Over
Tuesday, March 10, 2009 - 09:37 PM
Ok, so a lot of us no longer have the dispensable income to indulge in a trip to the theater or the ballet. But whether we were seeking it or not, last month at the Winter Garden, the dance troupe Third Rail Projects brought art to us -- or at least to the Wallstreeters, nannies, construction workers, and shop owners who happened upon the World Financial Center at lunchtime.Every day at 1 pm on the dot, Third Rail’s co-directors Tom Pearson and Zach Morris (no, not that one) presented a different 5-minute lunchtime dance in a site-specific dance project called "Undercurrents and Exchange."
The dances were whimsical, oddly intimate, and usually pretty surprising given the impersonal context of this echoing, high-ceiling-ed spot. The dance series was part of the Arts>World Financial Center, the largest year-round, free performing arts and cultural presenter on the East coast.