Everyone should be able to identify their favorite choreographer.  No matter how little you know about dance, no matter how little you follow anything in the dance world.  It is just like painting… if asked you probably have a few favorite painters.  Miro?  Picasso?  Gauguin?  Monet?   My favorite choreographer was and still is Eric Hampton.  He was the first choreographer whose work  really spoke to me.  Since then ( 20plus years) I have found others.  But Eric’s work is still my baseline for *what I like* in choreography.  It is an amazing great combination of classical ballet technique, modern movement and vaudeville-style physical slapstick.  Last night’s retrospective at Dance Place was a feast for Eric Hampton fans.