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We Are Ian (In Bed With My Brother)

By | Published on Saturday 19 August 2017

Ian, a flickering lightbulb suspended above the stage, tells us that “we’ve got fuck all now”, so we might as well dance. He’s a Mancunian with a wry sense of humour, nostalgic for the late 80s/early 90s acid house scene, and enjoys putting two fingers up to Thatcher. And as three girls crowd round to listen to his story, they plunge us into 1989, into a world of endless raves and ‘brown biscuit’ filled nights. Through clowning and frenetic dancing, they bounce around uncontrollably to some of Ian’s favourite tracks, reenacting a euphoric acid house danceathon with boundless energy. This is a fiercely imaginative, defiant production, proving how political and bold an act dancing can be.

Pleasance Dome, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 5/5 | [Amy Bonar]