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 Post subject: Legs on the Wall
PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2002 12:05 am 
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Four on the floor, Belvoir St
Reviewed by Jill Sykes
Sydney Morning Herald
June 3 2002

Bodies hurtle across the tiny performing space, within touch of the audience grouped around. Physical and emotional intensity set the mood of what is essentially acrobatic tumbling, gripping the attention of the observers.

This is the new generation of performers in the kind of physical theatre that Legs on the Wall has made such a vibrant part of Australian performance. Not surprisingly, in the trends of the times, this work is more violent and less compassionate. But it has similar wry humour and potent physicality being used as a means of expression rather than mere exercises in virtuosity.

Under the collective title Four on the Floor, a quartet of original works is being shown for the B sharp 2002 season. Three have in common the strongest and most interesting performer, Alexandra Harrison. The fourth is something else altogether.

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 Post subject: Re: Legs on the Wall
PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2002 5:59 am 
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<B>Runners Up</B>
Reviewed by Jill Sykes
October 14 2002
Sydney Morning Herald

Runners Up is the latest production by the Australian physical theatre company Legs on the Wall and it is often as fast and fierce as the recent rugby league grand final - minus the blood and actual bodily harm.

At the same time, it shows a sense of humour about Australia's obsession with sport.

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 Post subject: Re: Legs on the Wall
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All of Me
By Sam Marlowe for The Times


WHEN Legs on the Wall, the 21-year-old Australian troupe, created this exploration of family life 10 years ago it must have looked pretty extraordinary.

With its combination of circus skills, dance, music and text it remains an impressive and sometimes exhilarating evocation of complex yet familiar emotional truths. Now, though, with physical theatre an area so rich in innovation, its power to startle is somewhat diminished.

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