Reviews

Krista Burane & Andy Field: Nocturne

July 28th, 2018 by

Animal skulls. An old globe. A bowl of snakeskins. Binoculars. A stuffed hare whose body is stretched out in that unnatural way bodies are hung up before they are roasted, or like a cat waiting to be stroked. A vintage television set. The body of a fox on his hind legs, holding a silver tray […]

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Mammalian Diving Reflex: Night Walks withTeenagers

July 28th, 2018 by

Quick quiz! One question. Imagine the world is run by children. Utopia or dystopia? It’s a juicy early summer twilight and on the grass in Mile End, by the pub used as a landmark, clusters of adult humans mill about exchanging masks of pleasant expectation, as though preemptively bemused, being more furtive than usual with […]

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Hofesh Shechter: East Wall

July 26th, 2018 by

Sitting in the west moat of the Tower of London, members of an orchestra are preparing their instruments. Gongs, electric guitars and cellos rest beneath defensive stone walls. Nine vocalists deliver an acapella rendition of Bowie’s Ashes to Ashes, the last note of which is sustained. As it turns into a drone, bearskins emerge from further down the […]

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Neil Bartlett / Jean-René Lemoine: Medea (Written in Rage)

June 10th, 2018 by

Outside the theatre, there’s a drizzle and the sky is fluorescent grey. Inside, a much larger storm seems to be brewing: wind howls by the regal gold balconies, the sound of heavy rain slapping and splashing on decks is so convincing I look around in fear for the seats – their aged red velvet already fragile. […]

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Lume Teatro and Karavan Ensemble: Pupik

June 8th, 2018 by

A woman in a skirt-suit and glossy dark hair hurries through a corridor, trailing a suitcase. Another one, identically dressed, mirror image or fellow flight attendant, crosses opposite, also with suitcase. They traverse the back strip of a bare stage, exposed by opened black curtains. A third woman (or is it the first?) comes from […]

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