ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Dance & Physical Theatre Reviews

Hold (Two Thirds Sky)

By | Published on Wednesday 31 August 2011

This female duet makes the bold claim to be readdressing the nature of romanticism using nineteenth century philosophy. It’s an awful lot to achieve in a 35 minute set, but the length does keep the performance captivating and fresh throughout. Physically, movements have a distinctive organic fluidity and are set against fitting classical and period music which lends an air of elegance. Overall, the choreography and costumes cleverly convey the fusion of reality and imagination, mixing the everyday brushing of hair with fantastical touches like the cloak of stars. Romanticism, they tell us, does not consist of the delicately regulated artificialities of ballet, but is to be found in this charmingly woven naturalism.

Spotlites at The Merchants’ Hall, 21 – 24 Aug, 8.45pm (9.20pm), £7.50 – £8.50, fpp172.
tw rating 4/5