Impressive Aspects of the Show:
high definition projection on a massive screen,
figures arranged in a well-composed scene
a woman mimes her own speech played in reverse
the performances were skillful - things could be worse
Less Impressive Aspects of the Show:
The choreography didn’t go anywhere
back bends and phrases – it didn’t seem fair
to limit these bodies in such narrow ways
while faux lesbian grape feeding just fed the male gaze
Some Questions I Left With:
Was it programmed for the Abbey
because their audience’s dance knowledge is still a bit shabby?
and What happened to those sea-monkeys after the show?
and the tentacle creature? Does anyone know?
A Seeming Truth Inspired by the Show:
Even when you have a Massive Budget
It’s important not to fudge-it.
The Piece Seen in a General Context:
Choreography can open our eyes to the infinite potential of the human body,
given that, the focus on technology and visuals here seemed a bit shoddy.
Smooth moves, camera tricks, supportive music, text and lighting
May accommodate those who find watching dance frightening!
Emma for DRAFF
Deep Dish choreographed by Chris Haring ran at the Abbey Theatre as part of the Dublin Dance Festival on May 26th and 27th. Image: Bernhard Müller
Posted: 28th May 2017