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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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The Paper Birds: Thirsty

The Paper Birds: Thirsty

August 8th, 2011 by

Against the backdrop of three toilets (one containing the sound man), Kinky Kylie and Juicy Jemma are having a whale of a time. Adorned with L plates and bridal veils, they are letting their hair down on a hen night. Mucking around, flirting, shouting, taking photos and… drinking. Thirsty is The Paper Birds’ tribute to alcohol. […]

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Ontroerend Goed: Audience

August 8th, 2011 by

Ontroerend Goed have created a body of interactive/immersive theatre work that plays with the audience, investigating the borderlands occupied by ‘performer’ and ‘audience member’, and interrogating the role of audience. Their latest piece is called, simply, Audience. It was a given that this ongoing investigation was going to be at the heart of the piece. The […]

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Ramesh Meyyappan: Snails and Ketchup

Ramesh Meyyappan: Snails and Ketchup

August 8th, 2011 by

Snails and Ketchup is a wordless retelling of Italo Calvino’s The Baron in the Trees, just one man (Ramesh Meyyappan) and his pianist (Toh Tze Chin) conjuring up the before-its-time tale of social protest and environmental concern as the son of a dysfunctional aristocratic family defies convention and protests against his lot by taking to a […]

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