Particularly masterly... Highly charged and emotionally riveting work.
Weaving a delicate, dream like ambience, then building to a crescendo that at once holds the dance and gently follows it.
A marvelous event opened the Dance Camera West Film Festival... Suddenly a tall tube of ruby fabric mysteriously appeared and began to sway in the balmy air... It was dance maker Sarah Elgart’ s fine execution... (using) choreography to augment a familiar locale and cause the audience to see with new eyes.
Elgart has engaged audiences with site-specific projects that have transformed bus terminals, airports and museums into veritable action paintings.
Even a modicum of marvel (is) generally out of fashion during these skeptical days. But there are artists like choreographer Sarah Elgart who are making miracles.
Acrobatic and graceful... Dancers are indiscernible from travelers: bags in hand, suits adjusted, they are perfectly camouflaged until they begin to break down the everyday quality of their gestures in favor of hyperbole and a loose collapsing chorus line.
Meanwhile, dancers choreographed by Sarah Elgart writhed inside colored fabric like fetuses desperate to escape the womb. This multimedia experience… was an impressive and affecting spectacle.