How fun is violence? Sometimes double invoices for two completely different dance pieces by Hofesh Shechter – clown When Fix – Huge amount. Elsewhere, none at all.
Originally made for the Netherlands Dance Theater 1 in 2016, it was recently released as a movie during the blockade. clown Punch on stage with a long explosion of Offenbach’s “Gallop Infernal” (also known as “Cancan Song”).
Dancers make elegant versions of office party movements such as hip wiggles, chorus lines, short conga, zombie steps, and more subtleties such as happy little hops, skips and jumps, and fun-to-hold head tips. Bust out with.
However, this quaint setup is already anxious. A cheerful jumping ensemble, dressed in a white peasant blouse and rough, undyed linen, is like Ari Aster. Midsummer About them. And, like that movie, things quickly become very strange.
Cut through the throat, hang, shoot, casual knife behind. Garrote, neck snap, mechanical shooting, and last kiss in front of the gun to the temple: clown Transforms into a murderous orgy.
Death is pouring down as part of the Danse Macabre, which is as smooth and speedy as it is brutal and indiscriminate.
But the creepiest part is that the cute party atmosphere of the first section never leaves completely. A woman slides her blade into her trachea and takes pride in the sun’s rays. The group commits serial murders, then holds hands and bounces happily like a spring lamb.
This is violence, happiness, happy violence, all for our entertainment.
Great thing clown With good use of power outages and the extreme physical efforts of performers, it tempts you to find this scene in a very scary and very enjoyable way.
It’s terrible, sick, relentless, and … really pretty catchy and infectious and energetic.
It’s wrong to feel it’s right, and it’s right to feel it’s wrong.
FixOverall, as a deliberate contrast, it reads like a whispering sermon about peace in turmoil. The dancer grabs the empty space as Jacob wrestles with an invisible angel.
Alternatively, they sit cross-legged on the floor and the dissonant air echoes through the snail shells.
After the disorder of the work before the interval, it is difficult to adapt to these soft images at first. It is a delicate work that rewards multiple viewings.
The first time I see it, the strange atrocities that occur late on the stick of the mind-it feels more upset than all the ironic slaughter. clown Summarize.
But this dreamy second act has something in common with the first act. That’s the way to twist and attract audience expectations until you finally accept them.