Reviews

Circolombia: Urban

Circolombia: Urban

August 9th, 2011 by

One of the most breathtaking of Circolombia’s acts is a ‘frontal perch’. A bare-chested man balances a huge hoop like a Celtic cross on just his forehead, occasionally using his arms for further support. With exquisite balance and considerable skill, a woman moves gracefully within the circle. It’s humbling to see their lives linked on […]

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Bryony Kimmings: 7 Day Drunk ¦ Photo: Liquid Photo

Bryony Kimmings: 7 Day Drunk

August 9th, 2011 by

Bryony Kimmings undertook a week-long experiment to gather material for her new performance: the aim was to keep herself intoxicated for seven days to see what would happen. The result is an anarchic 80s-tinged live art bonanza combining a multitude of messy stories, dances and songs – although one would expect nothing less. What is […]

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Paper Doll Militia: This Twisted Tale

Paper Doll Militia: This Twisted Tale

August 9th, 2011 by

This Twisted Tale is a modern fairytale, a coming-of-age story played out with vim and vigour by two female performers using a whole toolbox of theatrical tricks that includes circus (aerial and pole), puppetry, projection, shadow theatre, verbal storytelling, and dialogue – with feisty physical performances binding it all together. First we meet Chloe – platinum […]

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bluemouth inc.: Dance Marathon

bluemouth inc.: Dance Marathon

August 9th, 2011 by

They shoot horses, don’t they? In America during the depression era of the 1930s, young men and women took part in dance marathons, which gave a cash prize to the last pair standing after – well, it could sometimes be weeks rather than hours or days! Canadian experimental theatre company Bluemouth inc.’s Dance Marathon is a mere four […]

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Matteo Cionini: Sans Mots

Matteo Cionini: Sans Mots

August 8th, 2011 by

At its highest, Sans Mots is a concentrated concerto of sound and mime. Matteo Cionini plays a maverick conductor, alternatively dashing and bored. One moment he’s driving the orchestra through red lights, tossing his curly locks, or pouncing as though at the Olympics fencing final. Then his attention wanders, and he starts cleaning his suit or trying […]

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