Molhados&Secos – Wet And Dry (ParaladosanjoS)
By Lucrezia Pollice | Published on Saturday 20 August 2016
Four real life accounts are reconstructed by four Brazilian directors, creating an intriguing, episodic physical struggle for survival against natural disasters. Two extremely vibrant, slick performers fight fatal floods, conveying human powerlessness. Confusion, distress and vulnerability emanate in this hour, powerfully portraying a struggle for survival. There are moments of beauty carefully contrasted with the moments of pain: stunning images of furniture flying around the space, blue glittered paper exploding out of a huge plastic ball as a man manages to swim to the surface, and a divine love-making acrobatic scene which is sadly ruined. Unfortunately, these moments of genius are inconsistent, slightly fleeting, and repetitive. However, this is overall an extremely interesting and powerful new work.
Zoo, until 27 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 ⎪ [Lucrezia Pollice]