Reviews

Nicola Gunn: At the Sans Hotel

Nicola Gunn: At the Sans Hotel

August 11th, 2011 by

‘See me,’ a sea of ordinary faces asks us. ‘See me’ – two little words packed with such meaning. So begins Nicola Gunn’s At the Sans Hotel, a fractured prism of a performance looking at an increasingly unstable self. It ends with her staring out blinkingly at us, the same sweet expression on her face […]

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The TEAM: Mission Drift

The TEAM: Mission Drift

August 11th, 2011 by

Viva Las Vegas! The fastest growing American city at the turn of the millennium, now at the epicentre of the US financial collapse and housing crisis… But never mind that, the show must go on! Cue Sinatra’s ‘Fly Me to the Moon’. Cue Elvis singing ‘Suspicious Minds’ in a white jumpsuit. Cue showgirl dancers in […]

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The Two Wrongies

The Two Wrongies: The Two Wrongies

August 11th, 2011 by

Over the last few years The Two Wrongies have made a reputation for combining dance, cabaret and comedy, and the show they bring to this year’s Fringe is no different to what you might expect. So expect utterly ridiculous and far-out ideas blended with cheeky choreographed routines and motifs. Expect nudity, lunging, sex education and […]

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Lu Kemp: One Thousand Paper Cranes ¦ Photo: Gary Lynass

Lu Kemp: One Thousand Paper Cranes

August 10th, 2011 by

Constructed with as much care and attention as the complex origami within the play, this visually stunning piece explores the real-life story of Sadako Sasaki, a twelve year-old Japanese girl who fell terminally ill in 1955 as a result of radiation sickness from the Hiroshima disaster. Hope unfolds in the form of Sadako’s best friend […]

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Folded Feather: Life Still ¦ Photo: Craig Hull

Folded Feather: Life Still

August 10th, 2011 by

Set following an unspecified catastrophic event, this highly aesthetic abstract performance without words utilises some clever object manipulation and evocative soundscapes to create a disturbing and confusing world. Attention to detail is absolute; every movement that the two performers make is painstakingly delivered and totally committed. Possibly more like a performance installation than a theatrical […]

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