Image by Dan Merlo
Since the 2nd and final time (this season) that Darrell Jones will be performing “Traitor,” a collaboration with Lisa Gonzales is tonight, you might not have a chance to get over there. Which is a shame, as the choreographer behind “Third Swan From the End” has his stamp all over it.
In “Third Swan,” there was an emotional duet between him and another man, and the aggressive tug, tender pull and final push of strong interpersonal relationships is still on his mind. And while here, Lisa Gonzales represents a more crystallized feminine side (and provides needed comedy), the story get gets queer in the most unexpected way. Right when you thought that Jones was playing it straight, you realized he was just playing you.
You’ll have another chance to see Jones this fall, when he previews a sextet called “Whiff of Anarchy,” a full length piece about mob mentality.
“Traitor” runs Thu-Fri 9/25-9/26, 7:30 PM, Hamlin Park field house, 3035 N. Hoyne, 800-838-3006 or brownpapertickets.com, $12-$15. “Whiff of Anarchy” previews Tue 10/28, 6 PM, and Sat 11/8, 3 PM, at Loyola University Museum of Art in conjunction with its exhibit “Art of Democracy,” 820 N. Michigan, 312-915-7600, $5 nonmembers. It premieres 2/19-2/21/09, Thu-Sat 8 PM, Dance Center of Columbia College, 1306 S. Michigan, 312-344-6600, $24-$28.