Accompanied by her band, Enough Rope, which played on a raised platform, the throaty-voiced Mosser sometimes left her perch as black-clad dancers leapt and pirouetted around her. In "Slaying Dragons," dancer Kathryn Beasley fought back against ubiquitous television images. Playing the archetypal ladies' man, a shirtless Alexei Khimenko flirted with the office steno pool in the hilarious "Even If You Go." With Aretha-like soul, Mosser belted out "(Don't Miss Your) Water," then switched to soft jazz in the ballroom ballet, "Ordinary Splendor," as Anna Djouloukhadze selected a lover from an ensemble of men. Finally, Alisha Murray starred as a victorious bride in the dazzling full-company celebration, "What You Did to Me Last Night."
With Pop!, Vasterling has mined Nashville songwriting talent to showcase his dancers, and to enthrall a newly cross-pollinated audience.
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|Author:||DuBois, Lisa A.|
|Article Type:||Dance Review|
|Date:||Jul 1, 1999|
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