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A Conversation With Carmel (Barrowland Ballet)

By | Published on Saturday 27 August 2011

A Conversation with Carmel features the oldest and the youngest performer at the fringe, and they both deliver astonishing performances. The oldest is magnetic 83 year old dancer Diana Payne-Myers, who astonished with her grace and control. The youngest, Otis Gilmore, is a baby. It’s extraordinary how having an actual baby on stage captivates the audience. You almost felt sorry for the other dancers, working up a sweat in fantastically precise dance routines, while the audience nudged each other and whispered: “look! It’s a baby!” They deserve recognition nonetheless. An investigation of the joy and embarrassment of families, age and youth, A Conversation With Carmel will have anyone who’s experienced a large family reunion gaping in recognition. Magnificent.

St George’s West, 19 – 28 Aug (not 24), £8.00 – £12.00, fpp169.
tw rating 5/5