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Ménage à Trois (National Theatre Of Scotland)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

If you never thought that crutches could be sensual objects and come alive as make-pretend flowers or chandeliers, ‘Ménage à Trois’ will change your mind. In this piece of dance theatre, Glaswegian-based choreographer and performer Claire Cunningham imagines her ideal man and builds him out of crutches. Cunningham, whose work is characterised by the incorporation of the crutches she needs to support herself, creates a touching piece about loneliness, melancholy and wistfulness. Acting and dancing between two see-through screens on which intricate black and white designs and words are projected, Cunningham and fellow dancer Christopher Owen bring to life two imaginary lovers who long for companionship. Matthias Herrmann’s original score and Gail Sneddon’s projections contribute to create this memorable piece.

Paterson’s Land, until 25 Aug, times vary.
tw rating 4/5 | [Claudia Marinaro]



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