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My Voluntary Punishments – Another Cappadocia (Trama Cia De Dança / Daniel Jaber)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

This dual program from a Brazilian company was entirely surreal and really rather brilliant. The first piece, and by far the longest, was performed by a cast of beautiful women as they explored, through contemporary dance, the daily punishments of being young and female in an urban landscape. Were it not for the blurb, I mightn’t be so confident determining this as not a word of English was spoken; however neither was much Portuguese, so it can’t have mattered greatly. Danced to a backdrop of weird and wonderful projections, including a woman devouring a flower pot at one point, this was utterly engrossing. The second piece – a male solo – was not quite so absorbing, but still interesting and occasionally thrilling.

Greenside, 15 – 27 Aug (not 21), times vary, £6.50 – £8.00, fpp173.
tw rating 4/5