Fringe 2017 – – To Be Moved – Review by GRAHAM HICKS 4.5 of 5 stars

To Be Moved

Blarney Productions

Venue 28, the Playhouse, 10033 80 Avenue 

Thurs. Aug. 17 – 9:15 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 18 – 2 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 19 – 4:15 p.m.
Sun. Aug. 20 – 7 p.m.
Wed. Aug. 23 – 4:15 p.m.
Thurs. Aug. 24 – 9:15 p.m.
Fri. Aug. 25 – 2 p.m.
Sat. Aug. 26 – 9:15 p.m.

4.5 of 5 stars

Duration 60 min.

What a lovely, non-verbal, embracing-all-senses show To Be Moved is. 

This is collaborative, accessible art at its finest – Meagan Koshka’s interwoven visual design, Matt Skopyk’s most appropriate electronic music … which actually carries a melody, thank you very much, the movements and emotions of actors Zoe Glassman and Kristian Stec, all bought together by artistic and conceptual director Braydon Dowler-Coltman. 

It’s quite gorgeous.  A young sweet couple are  so much in love, that romantic love is everywhere – in  their dance, emotions, surroundings, music. 

Then there’s an an argument and ensuing tragedy – but still within the soft, billowy surroundings. The only weakness of this show is the fact that the falling-out is too abrupt to make much sense.   

It’s quite delicious, as a spectator, to be wrapped up in a show where dance, music and the occasional spoken word feed the intuitive, rather than the rational side of the brain.

This is a very fine original show that could become oft-produced, given it would work well for any small creative theatre/dance troupe.