At the Vancouver Playhouse
PuSh Festival presents O'DD by Race Horse Company
Mesmerizing, metaphorical and full of superb acrobatics, this is a circus performance like no other. It begins with an evocation of birth, as a naked man slowly rips his way out through a giant piece of cellophane, and from there it moves through phases of the man’s existence. Each stage comes with a new object to contend with; our acrobat protagonist rolls, bounces, balances and leaps, and his moves are astounding.
There’s a strong sci-fi edge to the show, with objects made to seem alien in origin and a beautifully suggestive representation of space. The acrobat’s progress plays like an evolution, with his mastery of movement growing stronger from phase to phase. Brilliantly designed and set to a spacy, pulsing live electronic score, O’DD is true poetry in motion.
Tour supported by Finnish Cultural Foundation, Arts Council of Finland
Presented with support from the Vancouver Civic Theatres.