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Dolls (Cirk La Putyka)

By | Published on Thursday 20 August 2015


Cirk La Putyka explores the obsessive relationship we have with inanimate objects. Though satisfyingly strange and aesthetically pleasing, the choreography of Dolls is a bit chaotic. A lot of the time there is far too much going on; the constant fast passed music, and screaming from performers feels too much. The set has half a dolls house in the background, and is obviously incredible, however this huge depth of field in combination with the lighting and stage smoke (which is used far too often), make it difficult to see. Do not get me wrong; the show has some amazing, heart-pumping scenes. The performers are amazing at flinging themselves in the air and the concept is interesting. It just needs more diversity of sound and movement in its exploration.

Underbelly’s Circus Hub on The Meadows, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 [Zita Campbell]