WHAT THE CRITICS SAY…
“Finally, there is the most modest work of the entire program “Kino Tańca Online, vol 1 – Izolacja”: ie Home (dir. Marlene Millar). I am glad that it was chosen because it belongs to the projects that can often be overlooked, due to the rush of the world demanding more and more attractive, varied and rapidly changing forms in its film (as well as musical, theater and dance) manifestations. Here we have something completely different – one of the pioneers of dance, Sandy Silva, shows us that you don’t always need a band, costume, hall or lights. It shows us that we have everything we need with us, and “Home” is nothing but tangible proof of it. Here the choreographer’s body becomes a musical instrument. It’s such a quiet job, just a dancer walking down a small empty street, singing quietly, her shoes tapping on the concrete, and snapping her fingers sets an additional rhythm … Nothing happens, but something is happening. A song is being created in front of our eyes.”
Strona Tanca, October 2021
“the spirit-shocking presence of percussive step-dancer, Sandy Silva … merged the ensemble effortlessly, with a range of elastine set pieces that dizzied the audience … she reminded us that this music is made for dancing.”
The Irish Times
“… people hold their breath each time Sandy Silva appears … she burns the floor”
Le Soleil, Quebec City
“… a gem of a show that is at once intimate, intense and joyful.”
La Presse, Montreal, Que.
“… original and ultra-musical performer with cool authority and original ideas.”
“… with her body as an instrument she makes the audience shout with joy.”
“… marvelously inventive …” Irish Echo, New York City
“Finding pure joy in her own rhythms, Silva builds her sounds delicately in silence. Then they explode in rapturous partnership with live tango music as she lies on her stomach on a spinning stool, still tapping and clapping out the gift of life.” The Montreal Gazette
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