Above: Gierre Godley
Sunday October 21, 2012 - Works choreographed by and for male dancers were on the bill at this matinee perfomance at Peridance. Presented by Sobers & Godley, I'd been looking forward to the afternoon for weeks. Then, while en route to Perdance, I received a text reminding me of a forgotten commitment later in the afternoon. This is the problem I've been having lately with over-booking. So I only stayed for the first half of MEN.
Aaron McGloin opened the afternoon with Ruination, a space-filling solo beautifully danced. I enjoyed watching Aaron move seamlessly about the stage, to music by Telegraph Melts. Billy Bell presented a mini-drama of a couple on the verge: in The Spirit Cabinet, his partner Jordan Geiger was elusive/illusive. Dancer Jason Rodriguez looked supple and slender in a colourful leotard that exposed some skin. In an excerpt from James Atkinson's Push, Mr. Rodriguez showed off a beautuful line.
Sexy, provocative and genuinely witty, the boys from MADBoots Dance Co presented the fakers. In black briefs and midriff t's, all lush and sexy, the four boys - Jonathan Campbell, Austin Diaz, Stanton Jacinto and Maxwell Perkins - moved thru the dance with unfettered assurance, allure and sarcasm. I have to see more MADboots.