Tandem (Civilleri Lo Sicco)
By Jane Berg | Published on Saturday 27 August 2016
Two scruffy, impish girls and one bicycle equal a wealth of dramatic variety in ‘Tandem’. Italian group Civilleri Lo Sicco show how comic clowning, at its best, can turn the ordinary into a rampant, outlandish ride. Peddled with furious energy, the tandem bicycle, fixed to a giant spring, see-saws treacherously, turning almost horizontal at times before bouncing back. These expert mimes are ruthless in exploring the possibilities of their prop and their bodies. You know it’s quality physical theatre when sweat might hit you in the front row! But if you can decipher the dense soundscape of mechanical clangs and human shouts, there is a touching story of about childhood, memory and grief.
C, until 29 Aug.
tw rating 4/5 | [Jane Berg]