I saw Olivier Dubois’ Tragédie the other day. I was an invited guest at the 100th performance. It was lovely to be invited.
It’s billed as ‘A meticulously constructed minimalist work that brings together women and men in a chorus of hypnotically repetitive movements backed by a pounding bass.’
What that little précis doesn’t mention is the n u d i t y.
My friend who came with me said at the end of the 90 minute performance, “that was an assault on all my senses”. I have to agree
I really want to keep this website positive, so I’m reluctantly writing this review – because I didn’t like it.
So, some positives:
The dancers performed non stop for 90 minutes. That’s very impressive.
Mostly the lighting concept was really nice. (But not the strobe lighting)
Some people liked it because they gave a standing ovation.
My favourite bit was when the dancers came out for the curtain call – dressed. They actually looked more attractive with a little bit of clothing on.
If you like nudity, marching, incessant beats and strobe lighting, this show is for you.
If you don’t, it’s not.