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. More
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