Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION
In the American South, where this powerful, deeply felt dance-theatre solo by Tamara Ober (Pipa) is set, the Sin Eater is a shaman-like mountain hermit who devours the sins of the dying to free their souls.
The Minneapolis-based Ober plays Glory, a solemn young woman who sets out to summon the creature for her estranged dying father, a Vietnam veteran. From a sensual swimming dance to an eerie fireside scene, Glory’s soul-journey is compelling, though it’s not entirely clear why she ends up fighting the sin-stuffed shaman.
The strobe-lit battle is overlong, but Sin Eater, with its well-chosen music ranging from swampy rock to ethereal folk, is a must-see for dance fans at the fringe.
— Alison Mayes
From the Fringe program:
From the creator/performer of the critically acclaimed Pipa ("5 STARS ...one of the most beautiful things I've seen in my life. This is art in the greatest sense of the word." - CBC Manitoba)
"A versatile and creative artist redefines an extraordinary fantasy world." - Voir, Montréal
Tamara Ober returns with a new dance theater solo. Glory is called home to her estranged and dying father who requests a Sin Eater. She pursues the dark beast through a haunted forest to save her father's soul.
Recommended For: General Audience
Length: 60 min
Discount Tickets: $9 for Seniors
Under 8 not admitted.
Warnings: Strobe Lights
Updated on Saturday, July 21, 2012 at 1:39 PM CDT: