CHOREOGRAPHY OF AN ARGUMENT ROUND A TABLE
what other people have said about Argument:
review in The Yam Yam -Warwick Arts Centre
review by Eve Stainton - The Uncollective
Image credit:Tony Wadham
An unpredictable and riotous performance that unpicks what it is to be in an argument, and how we win and lose while our trousers are down.
The piece inhabits a universal setting around a table, with 5 performers and a piano. This could be a rowdy pub, UN Security Council or a family dinner in some colonial haven. The group appropriate provocative actions and statements, like puppets, discussing who owns what, who should listen to whom, and what is, or isnt ok to say.
Elegant and hauntingly simple piano studies, by Matteo Fargion, punctuate a formal, tight, rhythmical, structure, within which these messy, confusing ideas exist. Creating a jolting disruption, the work provokes questions on the absurdities of political stances, self-belief, power, manipulation and confrontation. Through it all there is a slow sense of undoing, revealing how the physical, animal body exists within these intellectual and political constructs.
A Full-length version of Choreography of an Argument Round a Table is here
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video credits:Tony Wadham
2 minute trailer for Choreography of an Argument Round a Table
Supported by South East Dance, The Yard, and Arts Council England. Previews happened in 28th April - 02 May 2015 at NOW15 festival at The Yard. Touring continues Spring and Autumn 2016