Birds of a feather
Ellie Carr for The Sunday Herald reports on a migratory dance troupe with a strong nesting instinct
When Inbal Pinto and Avshalom Pollak say theirs is a family show they’re not kidding. The Israeli duo behind the comic dance-theatre production Boobies – based on the mating rituals of a bizarre species of bird native to the Galapagos Islands – are a married couple who happily take their work home with them at night.
Not only that, but on their current UK tour, they’ve brought a third family member – their newborn son. “He’s already been on stage,” declares Pollak gleefully.
“What – he’s in the show?” I say, trying to visualise Pollak junior in the garish wigs and costumes that characterise Inbal Pinto Dance Company’s surreal concoctions. click for more
************************************ A bit of a dodo
Review by Ellie Carr for The Herald on Sunday
Just as extraordinary as the fantasy creatures in Inbal Pinto Dance Company’s new comic dance-theatre piece Boobies, are the events that frame their one-night visit to Glasgow.
Audiences find themselves greeted, not by ushers, but by a police presence of more than 100 officers, who seal off Hope Street with the help of vans, horses and Rock Steady security.
All this for a ragtag band of no more than 40 protesters, whose objection is that Inbal Pinto Dance Company are Israeli. Things grow more farcical when the directors issue a statement pledging support for the Palestinian cause. click for more