Binari (MAC Theatre Company)
By Lucrezia Pollice | Published on Saturday 13 August 2016
This Korean physical theatre piece portrays the Ohgugut ritual, a form of shamanic exorcism, where souls can escape from the struggle between the world of the living and of the dead. All ages can enjoy this performance, however, as the topic of death is conveyed with a playful, joyous spirit. ‘Binari’ merges traditional folk dance, music, song and mask work. MAC Theatre Company have managed to capture the essence of the ritual with an outstanding aesthetic – simple fabric props mutate into powerful images. If you’re not used to Eastern theatre, wait until the second song and you’ll be completely drawn into its beauty. Language is not a barrier here – the body speaks, with delicacy and impeccable detail.
Assembly Hall, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 ⎪ [Lucrezia Pollice]