(Lyn Gardner’s article appeared in the Guardian, 1/27.)
There is a moment in this extraordinary, exhilarating circus-theatre piece, from Mathurin Bolze and Compagnie MPTA, when you can't help thinking of the Titanic and the story of the band playing on as the ship went down. The performers, who are more like athletes, seem to always play on: they are restless creatures of astonishing beauty, stranded on what may be a raft, a platform, or planet Earth itself. We watch as they are tossed upon the sea of life, which constantly threatens to destroy them. They willingly walk the plank as if endlessly testing themselves, they become human metronomes caught between planks, and they are transformed into ghostly shadows spinning through time and space.
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