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Bildraum (Atelier Bildraum)

By | Published on Friday 26 August 2016

Bildraum Ed2016

As the audience filter in, the stage is already set. Some tiny buildings here, a ladder there, to one side an electric guitar. A man enters and begins to slowly place tiny pieces of furniture onto one of the blank stands, eventually creating a tiny mock up of the theatre. A woman then enters and begins taking pictures, which are projected straight from the camera onto the back wall and, with musical accompaniment, the story begins to unfold. An incredibly ingenious way to create a live story on stage, this is a spectacle to behold. Unfortunately, with no dialogue the story can be very hard to follow and the action, although initially impressive, very quickly becomes laboriously slow.

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]