Saturday, August 29, 2015

Review: ‘Pearl,’ a new dance play combines the dualism of the East and West

By Alastair MacCaulay
Yasmine Arya and fellow cast members in this dance play about the life of the Nobel Prize-winning author Pearl S. Buck, directed and choreographed by Daniel Ezralow at the David H. Koch Theater. Credit Andrea Mohin/The New York Times
NEW YORK---Before seeing the new dance play “Pearl,” the chief questions in my head were: “Why tell the life of the writer Pearl S. Buck in dance? And how?” Pearl Buck’s life was one of cultural dualism, combining East and West, principally in China and America, and she was an observer. You watch everything as if harmlessly distanced: Nothing much touches your own life or heart, but the eye and the mind are pleasantly diverted. [link]