This must have been one of the more completely satisfying programs of my personal arts season. All three works were entertaining yet deeply artistic and creative in a way not typically seen from major American-based dance companies. I had a sense of watching an European company in the middle of the U.S.
“I am Mister B” is an imaginative ode to George Balanchine by Gustavo Ramírez Sansano and a clever reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s “Theme and Variations” while Lucas Crandall’s “Imprint” showcases the athleticism of the company members (with a stellar turn by David Schultz as both dancer and percussionist). But “The Impossible” was my personal favorite with its stylistic telling of relationships, drama and dark memories.