An intelligent, enthralling slice of contemporary dance by talented Chunky Move artistic director Anouk van Dijk
This tight two-person contemporary dance work by Chunky Move's artistic director Anouk van Dijk (Complexity of Belonging, Depth of Field) will explore way we construct our identities in a world that is constantly being documented.
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Inventive and unbound by convention, Chunky Moves' L U C I D mesmerized me from start to finish. Incredibly thought provoking, it's a masterclass in live performance design and direction. The use of AV is incredible and the music is on point driving the piece (a true highlight!). The most exciting thing about Chunky is that this is a company free from expectation of what they should be or form to perform. As such, you never know what you're going to get other than a world-class work! Go see this- the performers are truly charming, are unique, have nerve and talent!
Another hot mess from Chunky Move. When I was going in with my friend (a Chunky Move virgin) I said- This will either be really good or a big wank!
And it was A BIG WANK. I know they are being "post-modern" and all about the concept of dancing and performance but I calculate a total of three minutes of dancing (or "moves") in this production that at best was a piece of amateurish, self-indulgent performance art- mostly people looking at themselves in a mirror and screaming and jabbering. If I wanted to see a 5 minute impersonation of Charlie Sheen in Platoon I would log onto YouTube.
The show has a warning ; "This production contains strong language, dynamic lighting, smoke effects and cigarette smoking (theatrical prop only, does not contain tobacco)"
Maybe it should also have a warning "This performance contains almost no dancing"
I recommend spending your money on Sydney Dance Company instead this weekend- at least it has dance in the name.