Melnick is an intelligent choreographer, with an admirably pared-down aesthetic and a keen sense of how to compose stage pictures. There seemed nothing extraneous in “Solo, (Re)Deluxe Version,” and we were free to enjoy the soft elegance of the dancers and the focussed energy of the musicians. Melnick herself consistently drew the eye. She is like water made human. While in motion, she has an ease and a suppleness that bring to mind a brook running smoothly over rocks, or waves gently breaking on the shore; when still, her body is like a clear lake, containing much life and history in its depths.
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