BOOM!, a new duet by Cynthia Oliver, features Oliver and Leslie Cuyjet as individuals, friends, strangers, family and younger/older versions of themselves, negotiating relations that are persistently in flux. Building upon a non-linear sequence of narratives around a life and a relationship—of a woman to herself, her history, her present and her future—BOOM! is a choreography of shifting realities. It is a looping, fractured unfolding, examining the notions of destiny, when life happens and when “fairness” and cause and effect do not necessarily align.
Cynthia Oliver’s artistic mission is to create dance theatre works that capture imaginations, engage audiences’ aesthetic, intellectual and experiential sensibilities; To excavate our social, political, and deeply personal selves and make folks laugh, cry, curse, shout and consider and reconsider what we each do every day to negotiate the complex lives we live; To engage in conversation at its most rewarding levels. To touch souls.
Press For Cynthia Oliver’s BOOM!
Dance of the Everywoman – The New Yorker
Two Besties Feeling the Power: Cynthia Oliver’s ‘Boom!’ at New York Live Arts – The New York Times