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Forgetting Natasha (State Of Flux / Escalator East To Edinburgh)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Natasha has dementia. This powerful multimedia performance shows her attempt to scrape all of herself into a book before she forgets. Unfortunately she cannot, for the life of her, remember where she put it. The character of Natasha is sadly a little shallow – although the audience attempt to engage with the unravelling of her intricately knotted memories, it soon becomes clear that she hasn’t been given much depth to undo. However, the breath-taking digital and live animation works powerfully together with the dancers who claim the stage with finesse. As they dance alongside the animation and swelling soundtrack, ‘Forgetting Natasha’ genuinely reaches the sublime, and it is not Natasha, but rather, the minor flaws of this production which are soon forgotten.

Zoo Southside, 6 – 27 Aug (not 10, 17, 24), 12.30pm (1.15pm), £10.00 – £12.00, fpp171.
tw rating 4/5