Monday, July 02, 2007

Rest Room

Many Hats Collaboration
July 2, 2007

Another site-specific show in welcome summer trend. Positives: Mixing audience and collaborators in close-up, shifting melee of bodies and action; use of mirror, video, stalls. Mixed: Dance that while impressive does not always serve this specific narrative. Would recorded stories work better as spoken dialogue? Strong potential and ingredients here.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Changing from recorded dialogue to spoken words would have done two negative things (at least for me): it would have applied a specific story to a specific actor and removed some "universalness" from it, and would have changed the dynamic of the show from feeling like watching a silent film to just watching "a show in a bathroom".

Tom Harjo said...

I agree with Followspot's comment on the dance -- very well done, but it drew attention to itself instead of working within (or for) the piece.