Before radio, music was broadcast via Morse code, which turned everything into treble-heavy dance music punctuated by demands to STOP. Witness more graceful dance moves with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get one ticket to see MOTOR, a dance production performed by Brian Brooks Moving Company, at the Edison Theatre (a $35 value). Choose between the following dates:
- Friday, January 20, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, January 21, at 8 p.m.<p>
Brian Brooks Moving Company delights audiences with MOTOR, a three-act performance held in the 656-seat Edison Theatre. The show leads off with Motor, a 40-minute set where a lit tunnel of cerulean wire, which Washington University’s writers describe as “suggesting both astrophysics and virtual reality,” stretches toward the audience, accentuating the show’s intensity and luring out hungry physicists. The piece plays with notions of collision and linear time as dancers twist and leap beneath the tunnel to an electronic score. After an intermission, the notes of LCD Soundsystem fill the air as Brian Brooks performs his nine-minute solo piece, I’m Going to Explode, in a corporate gray costume. The night concludes with the ethereal grace of Descent, which Dance Enthusiast describes as “a beautiful tribute to flight and the delights of falling and floating.” The piece closes with the ensemble keeping gossamer sheets of fabric aloft by wafting an air current from small boards in their hands, then mimicking the fabric by leaping around and sewing themselves into evening gowns.