Presented on Zombie Joe's Underground's tiny, bare stage, Dancing on the Edge
borrows from the company's long-running spectacle of disgustingly funny horror tableaux, Urban Death
, in that it consists of almost two dozen dancelets, all in under an hour. And though one ballerina gets shot in the stomach midleap, such glibness is tempered by a more mature investment in themes ranging from despondency -- "Hurt," choreographed by Carrie Nedrow and performed with spasmic rigor by JJ Dubon -- to jealousy to redemption. The recorded musical selections range from Nine Inch Nails to Debussy. The dancing styles are all over the map, from ballet to hip-hop, and the execution by the dancers is superb.
Saturdays, 11 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 4, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 8, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 15, 7 p.m.; Sun., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. Starts: Aug. 3. Continues through Sept. 21, 2013
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