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House Of Hundred (Yesim Ozsoy Galata Perform Tiyatrosu – Turkey)

By | Published on Wednesday 7 August 2019

Homes have long memories, with stories practically embedding themselves in the fabric as generations pass through. Yesim Ozsoy tells the stories of one such house in Turkey, spanning the Ottoman Empire to modern day, assisted by haunting traditional music from Kivanc Sarikus. The structure is meandering and diffuse, but at times can really grab and hold you, such as with an early story about the house’s elderly cleaning woman that takes an unsettling turn, bolstered by Melisa Onel’s effective video projections. The show feels a little like a jumble of ideas fighting for prominence, with some devices springing out of nowhere then being unceremoniously dropped just as quickly, but there’s a lyricism to the words that’s quite affecting.

C Aquila, until 17 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jon Stapley]