The staging is completely void of any scenery or set pieces with only the lighting altering the atmosphere and being such an integral part of the storytelling throughout each routine. It really was quite stunning to see how different colours can really capture the mood and elevate the already incredible routines. Most costumes were monochrome, so with the introduction of coloured lighting it was very effective.
The costuming, in particular for Enemy in the Figure was very impactful. The use of fringing created a much bigger performance with every move amplified through the movement of the material. The quality of choreography of course is second to none with sharp, crisp and clean routines that each company member was able to execute with complete precision. It’s only right for me to name check all performers in this spectacular show as the commitment and passion they showed was quite breathtaking.
Andrew Bryant, Spencer Everett, Jaryd Farcon, Maya Finman-Palmer, Patrick Gamble, Alfred L. Jordan II, Kiri Moore, Corinth Moulterie, Kali Marie Oliver, Tamia Strickland, Kayla Mei-Wan Thomas and Maggy van den Heuvel, along with apprentices Jennifer M. Gerken, Xhosa Scott, Darion Turner and Jordyn White all deserve the quite simply incredible reaction the audience provided. I’ve never witnessed a reaction like it in live theatre before, however it was totally worthy of the joyous applause.