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John Jasperse Company press reviews Nov 8, 2007

Here's a collection of links to press reviews of the Misuse liable to prosecution show:

"No pussyfooting around evil consumerism" in The Seattle Times
"At least the premise was promising" in The Seattle P-I

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John Jasperse Company | <i>Misuse liable to prosecution</i> Oct 19, 2007

Welcome to our review blogs for Misuse liable to prosecution. Read the reviews below or click on the Comments button to read the comments of others and post your own thoughts.

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John Jasperse | Belief in Dance Oct 19, 2007

I was looking forward to this show, but honestly thought it might wax heavy handed or overly serious. Just two dancers in 2004 blew my mind, but watching it was a little bit of work ”¦ kind of like a difficult math equation where the process is cathartic and stimulating and when you find the answer you feel like a genius, but there were brow-furrowing moments that left me stumped and introspective. Misuse liable to prosecution adopts a similar conceptual rigor but viscerally, the show is an indulgent delight – elegant, precise and highly entertaining.

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(extra) ordinary, John Jasperse Oct 19, 2007

The costuming, visual design, choreography, music, and dancing made last night’s performance a truly pleasurable feast for the senses. It made me think about how everything you could ever want to know, experience and understand about life is right in front of you. Thank goodness for art that effortlessly invites the audience to continually shift their perception, activating the infinite potential of how we can interact with the everyday world.

The dancers were highly skilled, yet refreshingly unexploited for it.

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John Jasperse's Misuses Oct 19, 2007

The entire set of John Jasperse’s piece, Misuse Liable to Prosecution is comprised entirely of objects that are found, borrowed or stolen. The notion intrigued me, big time, since Helsinki Syndrome pieces have so much  “stuff ” in  ”˜em, and the stuff is often a cheap representation of the original idea. I was excited to see what John Jasperse was doing with his  “stuff. ”

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John Jasperse at OtB Oct 19, 2007

I love a choreographer who takes simple ideas, simple props and unassuming dancers and makes a complicated dance. I love John Jasperse. This is exactly what he does in Misuse liable to prosecution premiering at On the Boards. (I also love NY choreographers who premiere work in Seattle!) I walked in to the theater with a premonition that I would enjoy the evening. His work had always satisfied me in the past: two dancers (@ OtB), California (@ TBA) with that perfect combination of accessibility and braininess.

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Jasperse in residency Oct 12, 2007

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This snapshot was taken during rehearsal yesterday for "Misuse liable to prosecution", the new show by John Jasperse Company. The photo was taken by John’s amazing lighting designer Joe Levasseur. Everything they have used to assemble the beautiful and crazy set are found items - who knew clothes hangers could be so breath-taking.

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