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