Jo Turbitt reviews Joseph, Lost in Detail, Within this Dust and Puppet Book of Splendour.
Jo across the festival: 7th August 2012 – Dance Base (day two) and Puppet Book of Splendour.
A gorgeous festival day; the city is buzzing with sunshine and the venues are simmering away in the heat with happy smiley festival goers energetic and excited. It’s amazing what a difference the sun makes to your day, and how the crowds and the hubbub melt into a big pot of smiles.
Lost in Detail–Aleksandra Borys (***)
Subtle and full of simplicity, Lost in Detail is a post-modern dance piece performed with questioning playfulness. Borys’s stillness juxtaposed with her inquisitive movement invites you to question or to accept. Are we lost in detail? Are we lost in the need to label, to find reason? Are we obsessed by meaning? Or are we able to watch something so subtle and find joy in accepting that what we see is what it is, nothing more? Post modern dance is full of choices and yet also baron of decisions; the space that Borys has to play with these choices is fantastic. Supported by the silence she seizes moments, making decisions, pushing through emptiness to create firm physical ideas and then let’s the moments drift away in order to let others have their space on the stage. Like tasting new food, go and see this show to broaden your dance palette.