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You Are Not the One Who Shall Live Long (DOT504)

By | Published on Wednesday 23 August 2017

A man in a suit and no shoes stands to the side of the stage, and in broken English he speaks into a microphone about purpose, a theme that will haunt the audience throughout. The four performers move around the stage with urgency, but with a purpose that is often lost on the audience. With heavily gendered characters, we see the powerful male bodies dominate, undress and even speak for the female. Questions are raised about our motives in life, but they are never fully explored, nor are answers or any kind of clarity offered. Part of the Czech Showcase 2017, the piece does showcase four very talented dancers/performers. Powerful and well executed choreography, but ultimately lacking clear purpose, it’s just a little too vague.

ZOO Southside, until 19 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Bethan Highgate-Betts]