A superbly cast set of fiercely individual characters brings energy and drama to this wickedly stylish piece. As a hostage situation unfolds around them, intense sequences of seamless choreography narrate the experiences that define each character. Free will becomes at once a luxury and an all-consuming longing – these moments of memory and self-reflection revel in freedom of movement and are fluidly conveyed, contrasting with dialogues exchanged from the rigid confines of office chairs. At times subtle, sharp and wilfully playful, these exchanges flicker with trust, mistrust, despair and wry amusement. The end result is both intimate and powerful; ‘99.9 Degrees’ is an immersive and sensory experience that will linger in your conscience like the heat from a glowing coal.
C eca, 1-27 Aug (not 14), 5:30pm.
tw rating 5/5 | [Colette M Talbot]