The Washington Post: Awaa is an extraordinary work


“It is an extraordinary work, full of fantasy and surprises, yet grounded in recognizable behaviors. The seven excellent dancers in Barton’s troupe, Aszure Barton & Artists, interact with a childlike sense of wonder, and we’re swept up in their awed discoveries.” – The Washington Post

“So it is in life. Light and dark are in constant flux. But typically, the extremes get all the attention. It’s the anguishes and ecstasies that mostly interest us; the ability to cope rarely makes for a compelling story. But in Barton’s hands, equanimity provides a rich vein of material, and serenity is a deeply moving aesthetic.” – The Washington Post 

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