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Let’s hear it for the seven audience members who walked out of this outrageously self-indulgent, stunningly boring dance/multimedia piece at its opening Friday.

There isn’t a star rating low enough for Ireland’s Sinéad Cormack, a self-conscious contemporary dancer who takes an eternity to construct what looks like a circus apparatus — a scaffolding cube criss-crossed with a web of ropes — but never does any stunts on it.

Cormack’s adolescent concept, complete with the F-word projected on a video screen, is that society wants to put her in a box. The spacey music is numbingly repetitive. So is the plodding choreography. Meanwhile, on the screen, multiple versions of Cormack do variations on what she’s doing live. Thanks, but one of her is too many.

— Alison Mayes

 

From the Fringe program:

You can be whatever you want to be. You just have to work really hard for it. You have to be nice and polite, pretty and obliging... Hmm, I'm not so sure...

A multimedia performance about what we want and how we want to get it. An ensemble dance performed by a solo performer, who constructs and deconstructs her own rules... and boxes.

 

Recommended For: Mature Audience

Length: 60 min

Tickets: $10

 

Warnings: Language

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