by Douglas Messerli
Ezralow Dance Primo Passo / the performance I attended with Lita Barrie was at the Bram Goldsmith Theater at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on July 13, 2017.
In “Brothers,” two men, Gerald Espinosa and Re’Sean Pates, embrace and spar with one another, drawing the other to the self before sending him away again. In their couplings, moreover, the “brothers” seem to not only to be developing and creating their familial relationship, but exploring a kind of sexual relationship as well, as if they were possibly new lovers determining whether or not they can maintain something that might survive.
Los Angeles, July 13, 2017