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Fleurs de Cimetière, et autres sornettes (Cie Herve-Gil)

By | Published on Sunday 18 August 2013

Whilst a dashing older man might be a ‘distinguished silver-fox’, a good-looking older women is far more likely to just be ‘quite good for her age’. French choreographer Myriam Herve-Gil teams with playwright Dominique Wittorkski to present this candid, witty account of a woman’s reflection on life, the inevitability of ageing, and the cruel reality that older women become increasingly disregarded. The dialogue is concise, frank and engaging, a brutally honest, non-indulgent acceptance of the process of ageing, though I’m not sure Herve-Gil’s choreography does justice to the poignancy of the words. The thought’s clear; older women demonstrating the retained litheness in their bodies, though it often feels like distraction from Wittorski’s pertinent observations. The two sides are mismatched, leading to a frustratingly average conclusion.

Summerhall, until 15 Aug, 2.15pm.
tw rating 2/5 | [Holly Sharp]