Dancer Mirenka Cechova explores transgender life in S-He is Nancy Joe – By Sarah Kaufman

It’s a paradox that artists in any medium struggle with: The best art comes from personal excavation that unearths what we least want others to see.

In other words, what we hide from the world is what audiences will respond to most. So it is that Mirenka Cechova’s solo docu-dance, “S/He Is Nancy Joe,” strikes a particularly powerful chord as it takes us deep into the confusion, shame and isolation of the transgender experience. (Scissors loom large. Just warning you.)