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Posthumous Works (Ivan Hansen in collaboration with Out Of Balanz)

By | Published on Thursday 25 August 2011

Ivan Hansen blends the line between character and reality; he greets us, escorts us upstairs, and also joins us for a drink after the show, leaving the line between the two ambiguously drawn. The production creates a charming mode of story telling that is comic and engaging. The direct and simple narrative, much in the style of French comic writer and animator, Sylvain Chomet, centres around a lost bicycle and an old/new gramophone. There is a sense of escapism watching the performance, as it captures a childlike sentiment – I expected this style to become grating after a time, but it was, contrarily, highly engaging, and Hansen’s lack of inhibition creates a feeling of wonderment and an enviable sense of play.

Danish Institute, 16 – 27 Aug, 5.00pm (6.00pm), £8.00 – £10.00.
tw rating 4/5