Hope Goldman’s “Pussy Willow”
At once magisterial and intimate, Hope Goldman’s performance of “Pussy Willow,” showcased as part of the City of Chicago’s “In The Works” residency program at the Chicago Cultural Center, was a standout among otherwise lackluster offerings this year. As a dance effort reflecting concerns with intentionality and the construction of selfhood through movement, Goldman’s ability to transform her body into near-contortionist forms elevated the performance beyond the confines of physicality alone. Accompanied by a harrowing soundtrack of cathedral-like audio, we look for more great things from Ms. Goldman’s considerable talents.
Best of Chicago 2015