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The North (Joan Clevillé Dance)

By | Published on Tuesday 15 August 2017

Joan Clevillé Dance returns to the Fringe after their highly acclaimed 2015 debut ‘Plan B for Utopia’. In ‘The North’, we see a young man journey to an unfamiliar place to find meaning, only to discover that the place itself is empty of meaning. The young man’s confusion is brilliantly depicted in the strange and unpredictable movements of the other dancers. Beautifully staged, this highly visual, whimsical story uses light and props to create wonderfully creative elements: the shadows on the wall of the dancers themselves become a breathtaking part of the performance. The three performers give strong and engaging performances, lacing their movements and characters with a vulnerability that could so easily be missed in a piece so movement based.

Dance Base, until 13 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]