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.
From the acclaimed Regina-based company, New Dance Horizons, three works exploring our place in relation to history and nature.FEB 2-4