Dancer in the Dark

With “Dancer in the Dark,” Alexander pays a nocturnal homage to the darkness. Balancing on one leg in front of an expansive city, the dancer gazes ahead. The illuminated skyline seductively drapes around his shoulders, but the character here is not concerned with earthly matters. He knows that everything happens at night. The title may be a nod to Bruce Springsteen’s song, where “the boss” sings about how the flame draws its existence from the spark that must first ignite. If that spark ignites, it often does so only when darkness falls. The days grow shorter, but the night remains ours, for love and for lust.