The quintet of short one-act plays exhibited at the Alternative Theatre Festival are, if nothing else, earnest. That much should be expected from iNTUITIONS, UPenn's only student-run experimental theatre group, and it is comforting to experience the seriousness with which these young artists dedicate themselves to performing original works (and only two weeks into the school year!).
This show is exactly as advertised: Two companies, DanceFusion and NYC's 360 Dance, presented historic works from the modern dance canon, as well as new choreography from each ensemble. There were two different programs, with only one piece repeated in both, so if you wanted to see the whole of this production, you had to attend on both Friday and Saturday.
An affecting, if sometimes baffling, experience. At one point, Beauvais visibly struggles to heave a large rock while speaking in French about her secluded Swiss apartment. Later, Sherman stands over a sheet of clear plastic as Beauvais pours cups of water over his face and clothes.