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Contemporary? (Arts Printing House)

By | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016

Comtemporary Ed2016

Three bodies on the floor. Organic, broken-down moves, sombre music. “I was a seed growing!” Between rehearsals, performance and artistic disagreements, ‘Contemporary?’ ironically explores the work in progress of a Lithuanian dance company. Bringing theatre and comedy into dance, it gently mocks the over-conceptualisation so often found in contemporary art. This parody brings together three skilful dancers in the act of creation. The dance pieces really give the hilarious impression of being improvised and confused, with the mistakes seeming completely unintentional, particularly during the dynamic duet of Paulius and Mantas. ‘Contemporary?’ breaks the fourth wall with a disarming simplicity, although the ending, an explanation of Lithuanian dance culture, sadly stalls the piece.

Zoo Sanctuary, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Pénélope Hervouet]