"Barely Moving, But Communicating Volumes" - Dana Michel in the New York Times Feb 22, 2016
photo by Ian Douglas
The Canadian performance artist Dana Michel is a real original, peculiar to the nth degree and remarkably compelling onstage. She scarcely dances; she scarcely speaks; her manner is oblique. It would be easy to make what she does sound ridiculous. Yet no sooner does she take the stage than she creates a complex world. She’s doing a singular form of acting, and we’re caught up by the strangeness of both her outward behavior and her character’s private thoughts. For me and others, she was the one important discovery of the American Realness Festival at the Abrons Arts Center in January.