ED2016 4/5 Reviews ED2016 Dance & Physical Theatre Reviews

If There’s Not Dancing At The Revolution, I’m Not Coming (Julia Croft)

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2016

If There's Not Dancing at the Revolution Ed2016

Physical, erratic and very clever, this show is a visceral collage of film, dance, elaborate costume changes and feminist theory. Performer Julia Croft plays with the idea of the female body – how they are treated, viewed and fantasized about. She takes well-known scenes from film, advertisements and popular music and quite literally shines a light on them. This makes for an often uncomfortable hour of anger, as Croft highlights the violence that women and their bodies face everyday. Presenting a revolution of her own body and her authority over it, the show is creative, energetic and above all important. There’s even confetti. It’s a party, a lecture and a reclamation all rolled into one!

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]