The Life of the Wasp

 

In December of 1980, Susan Rethorst brought The Life of the Wasp, a dance piece for sixteen women, to The Kitchen. Playing on Doris Humphrey’s dance piece titled The Life of the Bee and on the socioeconomic label “W.A.S.P.,” Rethorst created a commentary on money and community. The piece received mixed reviews due to its conceptual nature, but Sally Banes of Dance Magazine praised its “rich and intriguing ambiguities.”

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SoHo News Review [PDF]
Village Voice Review [PDF]
Dance Magazine Review [PDF]
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