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Fold (Dance Kho)

By | Published on Tuesday 25 August 2015


If origami is the artistic engineering of paper, dance uses the human body to create the same effect – beautiful shapes. The choreography of ‘Fold’ draws from origami, emphasising the angularity and straight lines of the two dancers. This doesn’t restrict the scope too much: there is stylistic variation, but also variation in quality. Some that integrated the hanging set were conceptually impenetrable and had more clumsy moments. Much better were a duet with much folding around each other, and another with actual on stage origami. Overall, ‘Fold’, like its inspiration, creates some beautiful shapes, but it’s unclear what it might amount to sometimes and moments of imprecision throw it off. On the other hand, it’s almost meditatively calming and lovely.

theSpace on Niddry St, until 22 Aug.
tw rating 2/5 | [Lucy Diver]