Taiwan Season: Solo Date (Tainaner Ensemble)
By Aida Rocci | Published on Tuesday 16 August 2016
As technology starts playing a larger role in our lives, some questions about identity, mortality and humanity arise. We’ve already seen the media try to assess these questions, for instance in ‘Black Mirror’ or ‘Her.’ In ‘Solo Date,’ technology is physically between you and the performer. Trapped in a box where the stunning projections are reflected, Tsai Pao-Chang, creator and solo performer of this piece, interacts with the projected virtual world. It’s a story of love, mourning and personhood, where technology is depicted as a character opposite to humanity, but things soon becomes more complicated. The show’s not high science fiction, but it is a worthy piece of theatre, beautifully and effectively integrating technology into an exploration of who we are.
Assembly George Square Studios, until Aug 29.
tw rating 4/5 | [Aida Rocci]