Philippe Decoufle Company DCA with CONTACT @ Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London

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At Sadler’s Wells yesterday. A strange mix: possibly combining the surreality of Pina Bausch with the best of live video projections and digital manipulation. Challenging because of the pieces of technology breaking the front-of-stage line, and the variety of colour temperatures. For the former I shot from the balcony and on the stage level diagonal, for the latter took it as it comes. Great fun but totally confusing! Official blurb: CONTACT is the culmination of Decouflé’s trademark cinematographic prowess and his fragmented sense of trickery and illusion, expressed through a troupe of sixteen dancers, actors, singers and musicians.

AUTHOR - Tony Nandi

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