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Anthropoetry (Mellor & Steele)

By | Published on Friday 2 August 2013

‘Anthropoetry’ combines electronica and slam poetry to create a stunning performance. Poet Ben Mellor and musician Dan Steele are a brilliant team: Mellor’s poetry is punchy, witty, and occasionally dystopian, while Steele’s instrumentals come pretty close to perfection. Using the body as their main theme, they present poems which are both cutting and beautiful. The Heart deserves a particular mention, though other poems – like those about the digestive system and the mammary glands – show the pair’s more comical and political sides. There were some points where the link to their theme was a little tenuous, but this is entirely forgivable given the standard of the prose and performance. Fun, genuine, brilliant.

C nova, until 26 Aug (not 12), 8.00pm.
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