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Thor Of The Common Man (Theatre SanTuoQi / Performance Infinity)

By | Published on Saturday 17 August 2013

What begins as t’ai chi style performance turns into an exciting and theatrical display which makes great use of costumes and props. ‘Thor Of The Common Man’ is a tale of gods and demons and men, in which one man is raised up to the level of a god in order that he might save humanity. It is sometimes hard to fully appreciate the dancers’ movements as the performance is dimly lit, though this does make the lightning from Thor’s hammer more dramatic. Nevertheless, this is of no matter, as the main focuses (other than Thor) are the simple figures of the humans which the dancers manipulate in a way which displays a surprising range of emotions. Clever and pleasing.

theSpace on North Bridge, until 17 Aug (not 11), 1.50pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jasmine Faller]