Brains on the Outside. 'Vanishing Point' by Compagnie Philippe Genty. Her Majesty's. [review]

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2004-09
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Bramwell, Murray Ross
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Adelaide Review
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This new show has all the signatures of a Genty production. Located next to a miniature chair, white lines on a black backdrop provide the geometric paradox of the vanishing point. From the first we are intrigued with an idea - but one that doesn’t bear too much scrutiny. Instead we are propelled by Rene Aubry’s music, a slick blend of world music samples - didgeridoo, Arabic dub and irresistible dance beats - all thrumming through the tannoys. The performers, some initially planted in the audience, take to the stage, peachily lit in Patrick Riou’s sumptuous lighting.
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Theatre Reviews, Drama Reviews, Theatre, Drama, Stowaways, physical theatre, dance-theatre, Mary Underwood
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Bramwell, Murray 2004. Brains on the Outside. Review of 'Vanishing Point' by Compagnie Philippe Genty. 'The Adelaide Review', September, no.252, 28.