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Picnic In The Cemetery (Point View Art Association Presents Made In Macao)

By | Published on Monday 11 August 2014

This cutting edge performance has come from Macao and is well worth experiencing if you enjoy the avant garde. It combined props, physical theatre, film and music in a set that felt like a front room where audience and cast all hung out together. Sometimes the cast silently wandered around unsettlingly, or watched with us, blurring the line between performer and audience. Most interesting of all was that the music was acoustic, not electronic or computer generated: piano, violin and cello were all very well played. There was a lot to see and discover, some of it puzzling, and there was no spoken dialogue. ‘Picnic In The Cemetery’ is touching, endearing and witty, and this is what made its strangeness feel non-threatening.

C nova, until 25 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Louise Rodgers]