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Fantasy No 10 – The Beauty Of Life (Vladimir Tzekov Stage Action Laboratory)

By | Published on Wednesday 21 August 2013

The company are clear about their aims for this production, handing out a manifesto before the play so you can prepare yourself for what’s to come. The aim is for ‘middleness’; to explore the space in between polarities in a world where nothing is definite, through a series of half-characters, to prevent the automatic association between audience and character. The emphasis in the production is of subjectivity, the company seek a very personal response from each audience member so it’s difficult to comment objectively. Offering no lifeline, it is an uncomfortable hour for the audience member, spent floundering between half-images and surreal vignettes. A discussion piece rather than an ‘enjoyable performance’, but the befuddlement is a positive one.

Summerhall, until 25 Aug, 4.45pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Immi Calderwood]