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Awake (Awake Projects – Sweden And UK)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

Haunting primordial vocals which resonate with the basest emotions of love and loss are teamed with the surrealist internalisations of a man trying to do the right thing to create this stunning piece of physical theatre. ‘Awake’; it’s damn bloody brilliant. The aerial circus element is used wonderfully to accentuate the dream sequence quality of Max’s dilemma – how to go about telling his heavily pregnant wife of his bad news. It’s the day of his birthday party and all his most acrobatically skilled and vocally talented friends are gathered to celebrate. It’s funny, heart-breaking, sexy, strange, but above all else, it’s beautiful. I cannot find fault with it, and cannot recommend it highly enough.

C, until 26 Aug, 12.45pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jasmine Faller]