ED2013 5/5 Reviews ED2013 Dance & Physical Theatre Reviews

XD (CollettivO CineticO)

By | Published on Monday 12 August 2013

A brilliantly complex and visually witty display by four performers in varying states of undress. In this critique of contemporary pop visual culture, they play with our notions of branding, exposure and vulnerability. Throughout, the performers create small frames around the stage and, often blindfolded or unable to see, place themselves within these spaces for mini performances which delight with their apparent randomness. Collectively, these snippets of physical art create a narrative ridiculing the undue value we place in passing trends and pop culture. The nudity serves to unsettle more than titillate. Their manipulation of the space is expert, their movements calculated yet naturalistic: this troupe, directed by Francesca Pennini, will leave you both smiley and thoughtful.

Dance Base, until 17 Aug (not 5, 12), times vary.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jasmine Faller]