There are two increasingly rare things on display here: innocence and imagination.
In Village Ax, which solo performer Sydney Hayduk wrote with Elsa Ressor Taylor, an alienated young woman named Charlie disappears into an alternative community: a beehive.
Hayduk’s physical characterizations are coarse—the bent, raspy voiced codger; the coyly cute little girl—and the moral of the story is less than fresh. “Live in the present”, the script advises. “Happiness is a journey.” But Hayduk is a precise dancer and the sheer openness of her presence is consistently engaging.
At Studio 16. Remaining performances on September 12 (4:30 p.m.), 13 (1:10 p.m.), 14 (6:45 p.m.), 17 (8:15 p.m.), and 19 (8:05 p.m.)