Lїnger (Eriu Dance Company)
By Jane Berg | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016
What is our relationship to those who are most like us and yet very different? Anguished and tender, two male dancers at opposite ends of their careers share an exquisite duet of contemporary Irish dance. This simple contrast of sameness/difference is complex terrain for the subconscious to contemplate whilst being transported by a choreography of breath-taking unison. Teacher, pupil, father, son, lovers, or perhaps the same person, the sensitivity of the work encompasses all these possibilities. However, while the backdrop of live drawing was interesting, the multimedia projections of the dancers seemed a touch repetitive and inadequate in such close proximity to the real thing. ‘Linger’ leaves you feeling that masculinity has been carefully disassembled and is now a little better understood.
Dance Base, until 21 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jane Berg]