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And lose the name of action 

When: Wed., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m., Fri., Sept. 20, 6:30 p.m. and Sat., Sept. 21, 6:30 p.m. 2013
Price: $20-25
Miguel Gutierrez is an artsy-fartsy dude—he speaks of “the choreography of air” and “modes of perception”—and he dips his toes into music, performance art, and dance. For And lose the name of action, he gathers a crew of dancers to tackle big-picture themes like neuroscience and paranormal investigations. That could be cool, right? Brains and The X-Files! Yet it’s hard to parse what the actual performance is like, except that the action takes place on a very white stage under a huge jellyfish-like parachute and there’s a bunch of people squatting in chairs. In a review, the New Yorker trips all over itself to describe what it’s not: “indulgent,” “dense,” and “purposely impenetrable,” going on to call it “dazzling and, without a narrative thread, often confusing.” But seeing as how Gutierrez has won over many a TBA audience member with his sense of humor and fun, it’s probably safe to trust his singular vision, no matter how thorny it may seem. COURTNEY FERGUSON


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