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One Step Before The Fall (Spitfire Company and Damúza Theater)

By | Published on Wednesday 14 August 2013

‘One Step Before The Fall’ is the energetic and impassioned solo dance of Marketa Vacovska (dancer of the year 2013), accompanied by Lenka Dusilova (Czech Grammy Award holder), to dance Muhammad Ali’s heart-breaking story of triumph and loss. Marketa uses fast passed movements and spinning to great effect within the boxing ring that makes up the stage and the live vocals really add something to this vigorous display. This may not appeal to everyone with its themes or occasionally repetitive visuals, but it is with defiance that this dancer rises and repeats herself, which is completely fitting to the tale being told. A performance which well deserved the standing ovation it received from this audience.

Zoo, until 22 Aug (not 16, 17, 18), 8.30pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jasmine Faller]