This double bill of pieces with water related titles contrast significantly with each other. ‘My Plaice’ is a humorous piece about a goldfish’s pursuit of an equally aquatic love interest. The gaudy costumes, use of popular music and beaming cast may not be for everyone, but will be sure to raise smiles from those who enjoy upbeat fun. ‘The Lake’ follows, and it’s very different, focusing on ballerinas going through turmoil whilst preparing for a production of Swan Lake. No, it isn’t a dance adaptation of ‘Black Swan’, but it could easily tell the story of the chorus line from the blockbuster. It’s an emotive piece employing an intelligent use of props: however the piece feels lacking in actual ballet technique, opting for a more contemporary style.
C, 2-18 Aug, 12.00pm.
tw rating 3/5 | [Beth Dawson]