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Agnes And Walter (A Little Love Story) (Smith Dance Theatre / Escalator East To Edinburgh)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

Loosely based on ‘The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty’, this delightful piece shows how an everyday couple stay in love throughout their married lives. Portrayed by both young and elderly (68 and 78) dancers, we see how Agnes and Walter grow old together, but remain as deeply in love as ever. Aided by some inspired choices of music and occasional interludes from the fifth cast member, a female vocalist, the young and old couples, who each have tremendous chemistry together, present the story through a combination of modern dance and physical theatre. It is at times funny, at other times heartbreaking, and by the end a number of audience members were reduced to tears. It is what modern dance should be: beautiful.

Zoo Southside, 5 – 13 Aug (not 10), 2.00pm (3.15pm), £8.00 – £10.00, fpp168.
tw rating 5/5