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The Jhiva Of Nietzsche (Theatro Transcendental)

By | Published on Friday 31 August 2012

An obscure, brave and highly ambitious piece of theatre. Audience members witness the marriage, and ultimate breakdown of the mind and soul of German philosopher Freidrich Nietzche. It’s a play which depicts the powerful and potentially explosive merging of the mind and soul within a temporary body; a projector depicts Frederic’s mind, whilst his soul, or Jhiva, is represented by a solo actress, emphasising the separation but interdependency of both. The acting is highly engaging, with confident movements used to express human consciousness, but I feel ultimately the premise was a little too complex for such a brief play, which often left its meaning impenetrable. An intriguing but rather confusing piece of physical theatre, it will not be to everyone’s tastes.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, 11-18 Aug, 12.05pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Alice Taylor]