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Us / Them (BRONKS)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016

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Set during the 2004 Beslan school hostage crisis, this show takes a look at the devastating and traumatic event from the viewpoint of two children. ‘Us / Them’ is funny, profound and chilling in places as, from the eyes of innocence, we see the disaster from a whole new angle. The performers cleverly mark out their space from the beginning, and the intricate choreography lends itself to the intimacy of the piece. With a DIY feel throughout, the set is created as they go along using chalk, balloons and rope. An ingenious way of looking at an unimaginable tragedy, this endearing piece is a must see for younger and older audiences alike.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]