Ludicrous, eccentric and as inexplicable as the title suggests, ‘esnes.n.on²’ is a mind-boggling dance theatre production by famed Austrian dance company cieLaroque that incorporates elements of Bollywood and psychedelia. Choreographed by Helene Weinzierl and Anna MacRae, this hour-long romp follows the exploits of a German, American and Russian, all of whom meet coincidentally in an overcrowded bus in Mumbai.
What follows is a peculiar journey of self-discovery and misadventure, where the unlikely comrades are forced to count on each other to survive the rough and tumble of India. The mayhem continues when audience members are asked to identify a murderer, but you shouldn’t really be surprised at all the absurdity at this point. The award-winning ‘esnes.n.on²’ does after all aim to challenge the very notion of structure in performing arts. Wong Boon Ken