Review of To Begin the World Over Again
by Wickham Boyle
EDGE on the Net, Sept 28, 2012

Right in the shadow of the mega-cultural hub The Brooklyn Academy of Music is the tiny Irondale Theater, now in its fifth season, and it is here that "To Begin the World Over Again" is being performed by an incredibly talented and eclectic group of companies and individuals.

The work is the brainchild of choreographer Edisa Weeks and her company Delirious Dances. It takes as its premise the Thomas Paine work by the same title and massages the Colonial text to find a modern essence. The sublime music of composer Joseph C. Phillips and his small orchestra Numinous and a group of local vocalists augment this transformation.

Delirious Dances, helmed by Weeks, often makes works that utilize text, spoken word and new music. Her work really is at the confluence of what I consider to be 21st Century theater. It is work that provokes and prods and asks you not to spend time on whether this is really dance, or really a play or is it a concert. Rather it asks the audience, who in this case is seated on all three sides of the performance space in an old church, to envision a new world.

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