Thursday, 2 October 2014

Everyman & The Pole Dancers, Oct 2, 2014

By Lech Mackiewicz
A collaboration between Auto Da Fe & Shinjuku Ryozanpaku, Tokyo
@Metanoia Theatre at The Mechanics Institute

Oct 2 to 6, 7 to 11, 2014
I am not able to review this show but it looks wonderful and has a terrific cast and creative team. Get along and support them before they go to Tokyo. KH 

Matt Crosby (bow-tie)
Jane Bayly (black hat)
Keina Denda (hoodie)
Kazuto Shimamoto (beard)
Reece Vella (red hat), Kathleen Doyle (boa/snakeskin tights)
Maude Davey (beard)

Photos by Oscar Socia 
From Media Release
Everyman & The Pole Dancers

An Absurd Apocalyptic Comedy in 4 Quarters

“Everyman & The Pole Dancers is a collaboration between Shinjuku Ryozanpaku, Tokyo and Auto Da Fe Theatre. Text, visual-art-installation, music and dance converge from the diverse avenues of research and cultural roots of these two acclaimed companies. Everyman is a vision of our impending annihilation, seen as three generations of a family dance their perverse relationships around a lamp-post. Everyman guides them, and us, through the final stages of existence and helps them say their goodbyes with dignity before the curtains are drawn on the old world they knew. The performance relies on tension held between Naomi Ota's mysterious 'snap-frozen-nature' installation, the stretched intervals of Noriko Tadano's shamisen, the larrikin cabaret persona of Maude Davey playing Everyman, and the family process of this award-winning ensemble under Lech Mackiewicz' inspired direction.”

With Jane Bayly, Matt Crosby, Maude Davey, Kathleen Doyle, Keina Denda & Kazuto Shimamoto (courtesy of Shinjuku Ryozanpaku theatre, Tokyo) & Reece Vella. Live shamisen composition Noriko Tadano, Visual-art installation Naomi Ota, Light Design Shane Grant.

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