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Parkin’Son – Giulio D’Anna (Big In Belgium, Richard Jordan Productions, Drum Plymouth, Theater-Ann-Zee, Summerhall)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

I am not ashamed to say that ‘Parkin’Son’ had me in tears by the end as, looking around the theatre, I was by no means the only one. A very expressive and heat-felt piece of choreography by Giulio D’Anna; he and his father manage to portray their closeness as well as their distance with astounding simplicity and grace. Really beautiful. It’s a slow burner though – it starts strange, and makes even less sense in the middle with a segment of light violence. It’s really only at the end when everything comes together that the piece becomes beautiful as a whole. I cannot tell if this journey from confusion to understanding for the audience is intentional, but it works.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug (not 19), 6.20pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Jasmine Faller]