Expect to do some heavy lifting at Suchu Dance's BOSK. No, not the kind where you pick up dancers. (Although choreographer/company artistic director Jennifer Wood tells us one company dancer has the body mass index of Styrofoam and could be easily tossed around.) No, audience members are expected to fill in bits of the BOSK story line. ''I don't really like telling people what to think and what to feel,'' Wood tells us. ''I'd much rather present something and let people get whatever they want out of it. Maybe that's a new way to move or a new combination of elements. Maybe it's just something they haven't seen before.'' Or, as is the case here, maybe it's a contemporary dance work where the performers wear antlers.
The word ''bosk'' has traditionally meant a small wood or forest. More recently it's come to be used to describe an apathetic person. (If you think the dancers in antlers indicate this work is about a small forest, think again. This is Suchu Dance and Jennifer Wood, remember? Everything's open to interpretation.)
Houston, TX 77003
Category: Performing Arts Venues
Region: East End
8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Through June 22. Barnevelder Movement/Arts Complex, 2201 Preston. For information, visit suchudance.org. Pay-what-you-can.
Thursdays-Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: June 7. Continues through June 22, 2013