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Bottle Mail From Okinawa (Ship of Ryukyu)

By | Published on Monday 18 August 2014

‘Bottle Mail from Okinawa’ tells the story of the journey of an ancient letter, transporting the audience back to a long lost kingdom. The show is fantastically put together, each section flowing easily into the next, while the costumes are bright and beautifully detailed, really adding to the dancers’ movements. With the live traditional music, the audience is treated to a real taste of something gone but not forgotten. The dance routines are expertly put together and energetically executed, and this whole show seems to be bursting with its liveliness and bright colours. The only part of the narrative spoken in English is the letter itself, so what happens in between is sometimes hard to follow, but for sheer spectacle alone it’s still very much worth a watch!

Spotlites @ The Merchants Hall, until 24 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]