Nice idea, shame about the moves. By John Percival for The Independent
Wilson Pico, who comes from Ecuador, seems to have a rather oblique approach to dancing. However, his show as part of a short Latin American season, Fronteras, at The Place was decidedly more worthwhile than the group DanzAbierta from Cuba, who launched the series a week earlier.
Marianela Boán, directing DanzAbierta, put her six performers to a great deal of not very good singing, and their movement largely comprised trying to escape from the red bonds that held them together, wrist to wrist. Pretty pointless, I found it.
Wilson Pico's programme was a group of three solos, all of them representing aspects of his boyhood – although we only discovered that from the lengthy explanation he delivered (in Spanish, with the help of a translator) in between the numbers, while also changing his costume. click for more