FRINGE REVIEW – (No) Living Room, Zoo

*****

6-30 Aug (not 18, 25), 1925 (1955)    @ The Zoo

A lone dancer struggles to find a space for herself amidst the pressures of the modern world. Projected backdrops take her to dreamlike natural landscapes but as she begins to spread her wings, audio clips of news reports force her back to a less pleasant reality.
Billed as “surreal quirky physical theatre” and “sublime visual poetry”, this production sounds intriguing. But unfortunately, it mostly fails to deliver on these promises. A competent dancer is let down by some awkward choreography and themes which feel a bit dated and overwrought.
This does have some nice moments and is a pleasant enough way to pass half an hour, but unfortunately it just doesn’t live up to the expectations created by its publicity.

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