Friday, May 2, 2014
Mime and dance in Mirror for the Soul
It's been a week of theatrical discoveries: first, Raw Theatre, and now, Alterum Theatre. Alterum seems to be of Russian origin, and primarily focused on dance, which they performed as a philosophical drama. Instead of what usually comes to mind when one hears of a Russian dance performance, though, this was a thoroughly contemporary show, comprised of mime, physical theatre, and brilliantly-choreographed, expertly-timed dance sequences derived from street/BBoy styles. In terms of design, it was also visually a huge treat all around, and I loved the steampunk masks and mime makeup, as well as the vintage costumes.