Reflection: Adamantine at the Baryshnikov Art Center


Last week I went to the Baryshnikov Art Center to see the premiere performance of Susan Marshall and Company’s Adamantine, and the company has now traveled north to New Haven to bring the performance to us at Arts & Ideas, opening on Wednesday June 15.  For those not yet familiar with Susan Marshall, she is one of our greatest American contemporary dance artists, a Macarthur Fellowship recipient for her work in dance, and a frequent collaborator with musical greats such as Philip Glass, David Lang and Eighth Blackbird, to name just a few.  It’s a real honor to have Susan’s company with us at the Iseman Theater sharing the company’s intimately scaled Adamantine, which is deliciously beautiful, romantic in sensibility and industrial in design, and full of surprises.  It features a gorgeous cast of dancers and the live music of Peter Whiteread, who functions as a kind of troubadour-guide to the cinematic landscape that the piece creates.  I loved it—don’t miss it!