Highlights: 30th Anniversary
February 28, 2011
Morris’ ‘Socrates’ saves the night
By: by Hedy Weiss, special to the Chicago Sun Times
Morris is often referred to as an intensely musical choreographer, and to his credit he demands the use of live music, even if only in chamber-size configurations, as they were here. But a more apt description of his work might be “slavishly musical.” His obsessive tendency to affix one step to each beat throughout an entire piece results in a tedium that undermines the music more often than it illuminates it. And frequently it feels as if he is just filling time.