Uncharted Waters review from ambassador Tom

Uncharted Waters contains three stories that explore how human beings can become trapped by the struggles of life.

The first sequence successfully creates an image of sailors caught in a storm. I was particularly impressed by the use of props and minimal staging to create the setting of a ship.  The dancers utilise a central pole to climb to an elevated level, to signify shipmates battling the elements.  It was enjoyable watching the dancers running up and down the pole without the help of any harnesses or supports.

The dance then moves onto a solo performance by a male dancer who is trying to discover his true sexuality. One of the most effective parts of this sequence is when he has to conform rather than truly express his emotions.  This idea develops into a moving depiction of the struggle against perceptions that takes place in the world around us.

The dance enters the last stage where a dancer twists and turns from tight ropes in order to break free. It could represent a foetus being liberated from the womb continuing the motif of life’s struggles and Mans attempt to break free that forms a central theme of the dance. I enjoyed these sequences and was pleased with the skill of the dancing, which led to a successful performance and an enjoyable experience for the audience.

Coming to macrobert Wednesday 28 September, 7.30pm. More info and online booking here.


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