That's good news for hardcore New Orleans dance fans who follow his every move; even better for folks who aren't really sure they like dance at all.
Diogo de Lima portrays Nugget, the prime horse with whom Alan shares a deep connection, a relationship that raises most of the play’s questions of psychosexual development, homoeroticism and theology. De Lima is a striking figure, moving with a supple, equine grace.
Diogo de Lima is a natural of a different sort. The Brazilian dancer-choreographer, showed all his gifts on Friday as he led seven dancers through "Luma," a spare 20-minute exercise in choreographic abstraction that sustained a mood of trance and controlled aggression with nary a wasted step.