Friday 17 August 2012 | By Veronika Kallus
ED2012 Theatre Review: Gods (CalArts Festival Theater)
A delicate and gentle dance through sunny and beautiful fairy tales and dark and saddening memories. A white dress, tender poetry and sharp shadows behind a blurry screen guide through trashcan lined alleyways and roads guarded by linden trees, through wild journeys on public transport and on silken hot air balloons, through blue skies, to the Crimean sea and to Paris. They all end in a cemetery. Imagery, video installation and movement are skilfully used to create a sweet melancholy that shifts between love and sorrow. Beautifully interspersed between two screens, this is a clever and poetic collage on a touching short story by Vladimir Nabokov in which parents try to cope with the loss of their baby.
Venue 13, 4-18 Aug (not 6, 13), 4.00pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Veronika Kallus]