Taking Us to New Places

Dance: Tero Saarinen at Bard
Tero Saarinen in “Hunt.” Photo Contributed

It opens in blue, a haunting, timeless, ethereal blue, the kind of blue

that reminds you of dreams. Center Stage amid all this blue light stand three dancers with their backs to the audience. They are of similar height, comparable build and dressed in matching costumes of baggy white pants and simple white tops.

The music begins, a crackly, haunting ditty spoken (sung?) repeatedly:

“Jesus’ blood never failed me. Yes, never failed me. Yes, Jesus’ blood never

failed me. This one thing I know, for he loved me so.”

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