By Carrie Stern

As they flew through space, John Jasperse’s dancers curved and twisted, creating a vortex at the center of a field of white craft paper. Inventive, quirky phrases, like sticks in eddies of water — sudden juts of elbows or unexpected tilts and catches — punctuated, questioned and mapped the space. Jasperse’s sly physical humor teased like a wink, not a belly laugh.

“Canyon,” part of this fall’s BAM Next Wave, was Jasperse’s meditation on the mystery and beauty Art Headlines

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