La La Human Steps
“Amelia” is choreographer Edouard Lock’s choreography suite performed with his company Lalala Human Steps. Music by David Lang, words by Lou Reed. Lock, an extraordinary talent from Canada, uses the basics of classical ballet as his starting point. These images are not sped up or altered in any way. The poetry is in the utter physicality, the precision and discipline it takes to move the human body at these speeds. If you had any doubt about the viability and originality of post-modern dance, this short section from the longer routine should help dispel that notion for good. See the entire piece on UbuWeb Here.