Reviews

Kriya Arts: Sisterhood

August 15th, 2018 by

‘Come now, come now, each woman and girl… Take your courage, as the flames they curl. We may burn at the hands of some men, But from that fire we shall rise again!’ This song of the female phoenix starts and finishes the show – and on second singing, we are urged to join in. It’s […]

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A Good Catch: Casting Off

August 15th, 2018 by

Three women of different ages, dressed in odd-bod multi-coloured knitted sportswear, make separate entrances, rolling, tumbling or running in from different parts of the Spiegeltent. They group around a table covered in a crocheted blanket. Two have chairs, one has forgotten her chair (she steals one from an audience member, giving him the blanket). ‘Hello […]

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People Show: The Last Straw

August 15th, 2018 by

‘I’m just going out to destabilise western civilization.’ ‘Can you take the dog with you?’ ‘Okay’ On the floor, shredded paper, strewn like straw. A door is freestanding in the middle of the space. It’s a nice shade of grey. African parrot grey. A woman in a green jumper and yellow shoes is looking at […]

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Canada, Mon Amour

August 14th, 2018 by

‘Indigenous resilience. Three women running for their life. Separatist politics. A confrontation of toxic masculinity. And unrelenting puppet deaths. This is CanadaHub.’ In his introduction to the second year of CanadaHub, a curated programme of work from across Canada presented at the Fringe, producer Michael Rubenfeld warns against complacency in this most difficult of times. […]

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Chris Thorpe: Status

August 14th, 2018 by

Status reverberates with quality throughout its several artfully combined mediums: the observational precision of the writing, embodied and articulate delivery, mood-altering soundscape and subtly shifts visuals. Indeed, Chris Thorpe would seem to have become a virtuoso performer in a genre of his own devising, albeit with a great deal of help from his collaborators. With […]

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