Amelia Reeber

Amelia Reeber has an impeccable alternative dance résumé, performing with Deborah Hay and Pat Graney, co-founding Foot in Mouth, and continuing to be a gifted improviser and soloist. But what you don’t really expect from that serious background is how funny she can be. For December’s AWARD Show at On the Boards, she buzzed around stage like a demented bee to a soundtrack of home remodeling horror stories, her eccentric rhythms working in counterpoint to those tales of woe. In this is a forgery, which she’s expanded from last year’s Northwest New Works Fest, she’s stalked by videos of giant kittens while she methodically unwraps yards and yards of Ace bandages from her shins. From the tangle, she makes a giant cat’s cradle that’s attached to a ship’s anchor. She’s the leading contender for my non sequitur dance prize of 2010. SANDRA KURTZ [See Paige Richmond's review.]

April 22-24, 8 p.m.; April 30-May 1, 8 p.m., 2010

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