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Unholy Trinity (Avatâra Ayuso, Giorgia Nardin and Aoife McAtamney / DISH Dance)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2013

This trinity offers three beautifully conceived and realised perceptions of womanhood: mythological, commercial, and sexual. In ‘Salome’, Avatâra Ayuso dances for Herod; and powerful yet insecure, the piece expertly echoes the contradictions within the character herself. For ‘Dolly’, Giorgia Nardin focusses on the ‘Barbie-doll’ phenomenon, exploring the automated movements of a creature who doesn’t own herself. Nardin is a captivating performer and the smallest movements, delivered with deliberation and precision, enraptured the audience. Aiofe McAtamney’s ‘Softer Swells’, inspired by  memory, maintains a tone of nostalgia and mourning juxtaposed with sheer exhilaration. And the choice to accompany this final dance with only a voice, footfalls and breathing, makes the piece even more exquisite.

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tw rating 4/5 | [Immi Calderwood]