Life as a dancer: body issues, alcohol, poor sex-life and premature arthritis. Who knew! It’s all exposed here via a mixture of film, dance, statistics, monologue, and – wait for it – nudity. This show will be illuminating for audiences with little exposure to professional dance, though there are some references which may go over the head of punters less familiar with its world, while professional dancers will relate to many of the issues it addresses and enjoy the darkly humorous undertones. Though the concepts are clever, I was slightly lost in parts, and the ending felt somewhat disconnected to the rest of the piece. Overall though, this is an enjoyable and educating performance, certainly worth going to see.
Dance Base, 5 – 21 Aug (not 8, 15), 12.00pm (12.40pm), £7.00, fpp168.
tw rating 3/5