Travesty Dance Group/Houston’s The Recycle Club
Not a single word of this review is original. They have all been used before. Not much was new last Saturday night when Travesty Dance Group/Houston staged The Recycle Club, either. But that was kind of the point of this hip “hybrid happening.”
During a pre-show improv, the Barnevelder stage looked like the scene of a rummage sale. Dancers milled around, choosing costume pieces from a vast assortment of clothing cast-offs allotted for donation to The Salvation Army following the performance. Opinions were taken into account as the performers solicited advice from the audience and one another. When sufficiently layered in mismatched regalia the company nestled into place, disappearing among the carpet of garments on the floor. The array would later be cleverly buffeted upstage as the dancers gathered the pieces like wool sweaters collecting static-adhered socks.