The Boston Phoenix
CRITICS’ PICK | Sept 2011
The Boston Globe
CRITICS’ PICK FOURTEEN TIMES
September 15th & November 24, 2011 | July 19th & November 29th, 2012 | November 28th, 2013
August 24th, August 28th, September 7th & October 15th, 2014 | March 29th & September 27th, 2015
May 25th & September 9th, 2016 | September 7th, 2017
…provocative…epic performance… – Karen Campbell
DANCE INFORMA MAGAZINE
It was movement that came together with color and sound, not confined to a proscenium stage – and further freed with the possibilities of each dancer’s movement choices. Within the structure of choreographer (and KAIROS Founder and Director) DeAnna Pellecchia’s improvisational scripts, sequencing and staging, they could allow their own individual and diverse bodies to create magic together. So much beautiful, yet simple, magic…Each layer upon layer made it all sparkle further and deeper into viewers’ hearts and minds. – Kathryn Boland
The Boston Herald
Ingrid Schatz and DeAnna Pellecchia might be the sexiest and most ironic duo on the local scene…they represent a new wave in contemporary dance… – Theodore Bale
The Boston Herald
You never know exactly who will show up in Boston University’s annual Dance Showcase…highlights this year include the stunning Ingrid Schatz and DeAnna Pellecchia... -Theodore Bale
The BU Quad
Boston University’s online magazine
Pellecchia and Schatz are a frighteningly powerful force onstage. Of all the pieces in the show, the two duets they performed, from a work-in-progress called ‘That Girl and the Other One,’ were the ones that lingered after the curtain closed. The duo is athletic and daring, mercilessly throwing themselves against the back wall of the stage, headfirst into the floor, and onto each other. Using handheld lights to illuminate each other and cast massive shadows of their bodies against the back wall, the excerpts were fierce and compelling. BU is fortunate to have such exciting artists on the payroll.
Nine Dots Boston
Boston Arts Outside the Box (online blog)
DeAnna Pellecchia and Ingrid Schatz form a compelling team, and the images were often striking: the silhouette of one dancer towering high over the other, or the two flattened against the wall and madly squirming away from it, at once like babies being birthed or zombies rising from the grave. Their no-holds-barred physicality was violently compelling. Definitely looking forward to seeing the completed versions.
The Boston Music Intelligencer
…and with the staging (by DeAnna Pellechia)…the result is sure to be a thought-provoking and richly layered experience.
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