Grace (Emma Serjeant and dddames.eu)
By Lucrezia Pollice | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016
Love circus, but want a story? Emma Serjeant finds her own style, conveying a simple honest story through theatrical devices, movement and circus. This physically, emotionally and technically exhausting solo performance highlights Serjeant’s many talents. The most aesthetically appealing images remain circus-based, but there’s space for the performance to increase in theatricality, as the story remains simple and at times repetitive. Movement and tempo interchange from dynamic and loud, to slow and calm, but without any clear meaning. The performance also has several abstract features; the constant abstract projections shown on a screen, for example. If you’re interested in the mixing of styles then this should definitely be on your list as it’s a pretty clever attempt.
Assembly Checkpoint, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 ⎪ [Lucrezia Pollice]