(Alice Bain’s article appeared in the Guardian, 8/9.)

It lasts for an exhausting, exhilarating hour and a quarter. I was glad of the earplugs. But there is no doubt that this brilliantly forged partnership of music, dance and art, reworked from its brief outing 10 years ago, is indeed monumental.

A collaboration between dance company the Holy Body Tattoo (newly resurrected for this tour) and their fellow Canadians, the visionary band Godspeed You! Black Emperor, the show holds you in a thunderously dark, dystopian embrace. It exposes the energies, both literal (wind turbines and cars are featured) and psychological, that drive our expansionist, industrialised, switched-on world.


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