Most of my Resolution-going – heck, most of my dance-going – is spent watching, considering and writing up. Loving, sadly, is often low priority or, to be honest, absent. But there were three works in Resolution! 2015 I rather loved; and that made me happy. They were different as can be: Yukiko Masui’s Unbox as elusive and electrifying as lightning; Marguerite Galizia’s brainiac Where Am I? as highly constructed as the thought-experiment that inspired it; Joel O’Donoghue and Pete Yelding’s Dragging Words as mystical and as weirdly meaningless as a mantra.
Did they have anything in common? Perhaps just this: a real sense of a mind getting to grips with material. They were thoughtful, they were worked through, and they were embodied in highly articulate physical performances. Oh, and I guess they all had that other thing that I love: the thing that you just can’t explain.