And we’re done! Tonight’s Vertical Road by the Akram Khan Company wraps up this blog’s festival marathon coverage of 15 productions (including an extra show from ConversAsians) over two weeks. If any energy drink company’s reading this right now, you might want to consider being the title sponsor for next year’s coverage. Guffaw.
Anyway, back to this much-awaited festival closer. Vertical Road proved a fitting show to close this edition—a pretty solid work from one of this year’s marquee names that was sure to dazzle audiences with its technical strength, its visual beauty and grace.
But after watching exceptional works building up towards this, one after the other, from Wind-Up C to Lear D to Dream C to The Book of L and D (which, to be honest, came out of nowhere at the last minute and sucker punched me into making it my best fest show this year), it somehow fell short of the big fireworks I had imagined would be going off in my head.