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Wanna Dance With Somebody! Or, A Guide To Managing Social Anxiety Using Theoretical Physics (Running Dog Theatre)

By | Published on Friday 18 August 2017

As show titles go, this one is as literal as they get. Josh likes to dance, yet he struggles with social interactions; but he’s working on it. In this heart-warming performance, he takes us through past awkward experiences using dance and storytelling. Part motivational lesson, part high school disco, it’s a thought-provoking take on social anxieties, coping mechanisms and the cathartic effects of dancing. The physics doesn’t actually get theoretical, but the “solar system” – a series of paper lampshades used to represent the personalities of friends he’s asked for advice – is beautiful nonetheless. It’s a touching show that left me with a smile on my face and a serious urge to break out some dance moves.

ZOO Southside, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Daisy Malt]