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Da-Da-Darling (Impermanence Dance Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 21 August 2015

Da Da Darling

There’s a lot of experimental dance at the Fringe, but not all of it is exactly brilliant. ‘Da-Da-Darling’ achieves everything lesser productions hope for: I had no idea what was happening next, but I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. This was largely due to the material’s originality. That’s not a word to throw around lightly, but this is the real deal: surprising, disturbing, exciting, perplexing. Impermanence’s inspiration is a collage novel by Max Ernst, and this prompted the striking images of twisted burlesque and Victorian Gothic. As well as unusual, the choreography is also precise and ambitious, while the costuming and soundtrack are both killer. This is what dance should be.

Zoo, until 31 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Lucy Diver]