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Synergy (Crowded Nest)

By | Published on Thursday 15 August 2013

As a piece of physical theatre, ‘Synergy’’s strength is not necessarily in its physicality, but rather in its message. We see two societies that exist independently of one another – one that sees in silence, and the other that speaks in darkness – and what happens when an outsider threatens the isolation of both societies. ‘Synergy’ spends significant time philosophising, but this rarely feels contrived or pretentious. The choreography was unexciting, but some excellent use of sound and an overall decent ensemble created a ‘Midsummer Night’s Dream’ type vibe and a heightened atmosphere. Not one of the most breathtaking pieces of theatre, but it raises some interesting questions about the nature of habit, communication and deception.

theSpace @ Surgeons Hall, until 10 Aug, 11.05am.
tw rating 3/5 | [Otamere Guobadia]