ED2011 4/5 Reviews ED2011 Dance & Physical Theatre Reviews

In The Dust (2Faced Dance Company)

By | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2011

Eloquent, moving, and just downright cool: pretentious this show was not. I risk pretension here because to fully describe the quality of the dance, I’d need to empty a thesaurus onto the page. Fusing Hip Hop and contemporary choreography, 2Faced present three fascinating pieces in which the dancers’ commitment and chemistry is palpable. This all-male company are talented and athletic, their choreography tender, violent, wonderfully quick and then hold-your-breath slow. Each piece seems to conjure a new world in which the dancers live as though for real, each movement occurring spontaneously from some private motivation. The rhythms of the steps and the beats of the music fit their bodies like gloves, and the audience can’t wait to applaud.

Zoo Southside, 5 – 29 Aug (not 11, 17, 23), 4.00pm (5.05pm), £10.00 – £13.00, fpp172.
tw rating 4/5