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The De Nova Super (A Brilliant Everything)

By | Published on Sunday 11 August 2019

With its retro-futurist aesthetic, ‘The De Nova Super’ literally exudes atmosphere. This is partly due to the most haze I have ever seen used in a show, but also to the commitment to the world created. With home-made props and costumes, it would be easy to dismiss the show as gimmicky, but there were times when I genuinely felt transported into space, rather than sitting in a metal container. Darkly surreal, this show manages to be a philosophical discussion on the nature of existence without a word being spoken, relying on dance, physicality and comic timing to make its point. With the planet’s future uncertain, we are asked if we are really ready to face not just the consequences, but our own demons.

Assembly George Square, until 26 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Will Norris]