‘Water Bodies’ worth diving into, despite a few rocky spots

By Ellen Dunkel, For The Inquirer

Not everything went swimmingly when the dance troupe BodyVox opened Water Bodies at the Annenberg’s Zellerbach Theatre on Thursday night. There were technical difficulties and mistakes nearly from the start: Video wouldn’t play; sound volume and quality were inconsistent; dancers missed steps.

But the Portland, Ore., group’s suite of modern dances paying homage to H2O is so charming, funny, and inventive that the flaws hardly mattered.

The evening opens with co-artistic director Jamey Hampton testing the waters and dancing in a bathtub. (Later, he and the tub return several times – these are wild fantasies, brought on by the steamy bath?)…READ FULL STORY