Thought-provoking performance “Offending the Audience” by the Young Ensemble of the Batsheva Dance Company at the Joyce Theater.
I didn’t actually find the language to be particularly offensive except for the final minutes. Even then, it wasn’t too bad.
On the other hand, it was an odd experience to be called out for doing *exact* what we were doing. For example, that we, as the audience, were sitting in rows equal distance from each other.
I want to better understand the meaning of the scene about a girl dancing naked to provoke a beating from her mom though… among other unusual and puzzling moments in the choreography.