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Anoesis (Junction 25)

By | Published on Tuesday 20 August 2013

Verging on performance art, ‘Anoesis’ is a brave, unconventional and immersive piece of theatre, placing the audience as part of the performance. With a register and exam at the start it established a feeling of authority over us and put the audience in the same mind-set as these young performers. Throughout the show they use a combination of choreography, spoken word, audience participation and theatricality, especially a brilliant use of power-play, to tell the story of themselves, and the reforms of education currently being discussed in parliament. The performers were deeply personable in their delivery, but while technically impressive, it was hard to decipher the show’s main message.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug (not 12, 18-23), 11.30am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Christopher Spring]