Saturday, April 13

Tag: La Performance

La Performance – Tron Theatre
London

La Performance – Tron Theatre

In La Performance, we peek behind the pretence of theatre and language.  Instead of words, the performers use non-verbal techniques to tell the story, drawing on the Commedia dell’Arte tradition. On the stage of the intimate Changing House space, we see a dressing room in a theatre.  The composer (Ross Whyte) enters and takes the outer layers of wood off his piano so that its inner workings are laid bare.  What about the inner workings and inside the people on stage?  Will we see those too? Him (Ramesh Rayappen) enters and begins his warm up with frantic, anxious energy.  He warms up his hands and arms, acknowledging the language of gestures that is used. Her (Emmanuelle Laborit) joins him.  She is chic and disdainful in a little black dress.  T...