Cathy refuses to post on this show, but it was part of the Canadian Stage series, so I am going to break my rule and post, rather than comment.
The performance was by La La La Human Steps and I have to confess I am not really a dance fan – once I get over my awe at the dancers’ strength and flexibility, I tend to lose interest.
Lock claims to tell stories – in this case Dido and Aeneas and Orpheus and Eurydice. I am not familiar with the Baroque operas he apparently based this production on, but both are stories of lovers parted – and I looked out for that in this production.
Well initially I thought I was doing well. The setting was clearly Canadian cottage country or small town. The women were trying to start two-stroke engines (lawnmowers? outboard motors?) while the guys were working under cars. In both cases, they were bothered by swarms of mosquitoes and kept flailing at them.
After that, I lost it and spent the time worrying about my eyesight – as there seemed to be a persistence of image thing happening with the dancers arms. Actually, Cathy and other people commented on the same thing, so perhaps it was deliberate. Which would be interesting. Nothing else was, though.