"A STRONGER SENSE OF LOCATION — OR OF MIGRATING BETWEEN LOCATIONS — CAME THROUGH IN THE OTHER NEW WORK, MR. ROYON’S BOISTEROUS “HOMEBOUND/ALAALA.” STACKS OF MULTICOLORED MOVING BOXES, CONTINUALLY REARRANGED BY THE CAST OF 11, SUGGEST A LONG JOURNEY IN PROGRESS."
"Bennyroyce Royon created a conceptually strong "Body Electric," based on the Walt Whitman poem... the second section had some airy, ricocheting ways of accumulating movement and an ending on the diagonal that read like a shock wave, one of those ultra-memorable moments that dance alone can provide."
"...unexpected and heart-stoppingly dramatic."
“Royon has a unique choreographic voice and
the dancers seemed to revel in his creation.”
“[THE] COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION IS CLEAR IN ROYON’S ‘FLUX,’ A VISION OF HUMAN DIGNITY AND GRACE IN A CONTEMPORARY WORLD WHERE THE ELECTRONIC PULSES OF CYBERTECHNOLOGY HAVE BECOME INTEGRAL TO DAILY LIFE.”
"...HE OBVIOUSLY ALSO HAS A GIFT FOR CHOOSING DANCERS AND COLLABORATORS."
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