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The Crossing Place (Romantika)

By | Published on Tuesday 22 August 2017

‘The Crossing Place’ is a dynamic piece of physical theatre that draws inspiration from Polish practitioner Jerzy Grotowski. Following in the avant-gardist’s footsteps this is a highly stylised and visual piece, where the physical routines are structured around the words of Swedish poet Tomas Tranströmer. The play opens to a scrap heap, with stacked up bin bags littering the stage. This is the crossing place where the play’s three characters meet, but also a conceptual place where the physical movements of the performers cross over with the poet’s words. This is an engaging and interesting study in communication – it doesn’t always feel completely successful but, overall, this imaginative, experimental piece keeps the viewer gripped and entertained.

Upper Church @ Summerhall, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [James Napleton]