ED2011 3/5 Reviews ED2011 Dance & Physical Theatre Reviews

Parallel Memories (Jean Abreu And Jorge Garcia)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2011

Innovative and symbolically replete, ‘Parallel memories’ is a passionate display of interpretative dance theatre. The opening, which saw the two performers draw white lines and images on the pitch black floor, was intentionally evocative, although slightly too long drawn for someone like myself, who grew impatient waiting for the dance routine to take off. When this did appear, the choreography proved profound and expressive, though I must admit I am not entirely certain what exactly was being expressed. One would assume that is indeed the very nature of a performance of this kind: to stimulate sentimental reaction rather than full-fledged comprehension, to appeal to everyone’s mind in a distinct, yet equally powerful manner. And that is precisely what it did.

C, 14 – 29 Aug, 2.15pm (3.05pm), £5.50 – £11.50, fpp174.
tw rating 3/5