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A Lustrous 25th Anniversary Season: Susan Marshall & Company

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

To understand the power of a good title, look no further than Susan Marshall’s “Adamantine.” In the dance work—which had its New York premiere at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on June 9 in celebration of the Susan Marshall & Company’s quarter-century mark—six performers are bathed by and dressed in an adamantine luster. That is a brilliant, non-metallic shade of gray, whose chameleon-like qualities becomes a metaphor for the paradoxes of urban living. With Mark Stanley’s lighting and Jeremy Lydic’s set design, one minute the stage space is darkly diluvian, like a bad subway ride. In the next it’s heavenly, like the setting sun transforming a nondescript building’s façade into a golden field of light.

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