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Out Of His Skin (2Faced Dance Company)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

One man climbs to the top of the tower. The lights blink, as we sense desperation. Suddenly, with arms outstretched, he lets himself fall. From this incredible stunt, we are immersed into a choreographed Orwellian world. Dressed in blue overalls and white shirts, six men begin a series of identical and monotonous movements, reminiscent of ordinary day-to-day jobs. Suddenly one dancer breaks the repetition; then another one, and finally all of them. ‘Out of His Skin’ combines the fragility of contemporary ballet, rough hip hop, break-dancing and breathtaking acrobatic stunts. The synchrony of the dancers was not always as complete as the mood required, but proceedings became increasingly dramatic and engaging throughout, with hugely rewarding results.

Zoo Southside, until 26 Aug (not 7, 14, 21), 3.15pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Natalia Equihua]