Time Out Chicago (blog)
If punk is bad breath, holes in clothes, shit hair and three chords (at most), then Drastic-Classicism (1981) by choreographer Karole Armitage is punk-as-costume. But you can’t be punk and be perfect by the laws of ballet; your stage smile has to be fake and you have to wobble a bit when you balance. To be punk in ballet is to proudly declare that you are good f______ enough. Self-satisfied becomes punk where anti-perfectionism is scandalous.
The Chicago Tribune
Another '80s entry, "The Watteau Duets," is dated and wearying, its anarchic meltdown involving two dancers and two onstage musicians great fodder for the time, transparent and belabored now, though band members Matt Mottel and Kevin Shea do a nice job of stealing the show, out-boogying the dancers. At least that's revolution, too, come to think of it.