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punkkiCo at Garage Space

From mesmerizing stretches to rapidly shifting elevation changes, punkkiCo's dynamic brand of contemporary dance - built on founder Raisa Punkki's intricate choreography - hits Garage Space stage this week. 

End Trance is smoothly constructed of slow, almost suspenseful movements as two dancers flow over each other’s backs and slump cleanly to the floor like puppets with suddenly snipped strings. The economical movement feels almost powerless, holding nicely to that whole trance theme.

Decked out in black for Polar Night, the dancers slide quickly across the floor and to the sound of clicks from what appears to be an overly enthusiastic clock. Flinging each other’s limbs into space until space contracts and flings them fluidly back, the dancers play a creative form of human jenga.

February 11-12. Garage Space, 975 Howard Street. Tickets are $15 at 975howard.com.