Luca Silvestrini has remounted ‘Border Tales’, originally staged in 2014, at a most poignant time. Without a doubt it was just as relevant then, but as we enter the transition of Brexit, and continue to see too much race related violence and crime in this country, it most certainly carries as much impact now as it did then.
RUN features a cast of 5 male dancers performing a triple bill of work, choreographed by women, exploring the idea of fear and the human response to it. Opening the evening was “From Above”, choreographed by Tamsin Fitzgerald.
Having explored the nature of immersive performance through experience, and read a great deal of reviews whilst researching the topic, I noticed one very prominent issue. Very few reviews capture the emotional, visceral nature of the art form.
It's always really sad when you see a production which despite superb reviews and excellent word of mouth, gets its notice after far too short a run. This is certainly the case with “Showboat”, currently playing at the New London Theatre. Daniel Evans’ beautiful production opened at the Sheffield Crucible in December of 2015, and transferred to the New London on April 9th 2016.
Jane Horrocks, her live band and an ensemble of skilled dancers explore the theme of love through prominent songs of the post-punk era with surprising and unexpected results.