Editors' pick

Cynthia Oliver/COCo Dance Theater


Editorial Review

"Rigidigidim De Bamba De: Ruptured Calypso." Say that a couple times fast. (Just guessing here, but I have a feeling it gets easier after a few rum punches.) The name is the first clue that this will be a hot night, and the subject matter is another. In this evening-length piece for six women, Cynthia Oliver's COCo Dance Theater explores the subtle and not-so-subtle meanings in calypso, the signature dance of the Caribbean. Oliver, who grew up in St. Croix, Virgin Islands, draws her cast from around the Caribbean diaspora.

-- Sarah Kaufman