FRINGEWORLD 2018 | The Honeymoon Suite | 3 stars

Review | Elli Gemmo

The Honeymoon Suite is a curious, live dance performance with a mixture of visual arts, in particular photography but also installation, and feminine pop culture references.

The totally pink stage invades the venue leaving very little room for the spectator to move yet at the same time increasing the involvement with the show given the close proximity to the performers.

The two main characters are two women both dressed in a sparking pink Asian inspired two-pieces dress, moving initially around the stage with slow and studied movements interacting with each other to a degree that is difficult to tell whose body parts belong to, yet seeming incredibly lonely and distant, almost isolated in their own world.

Very well performed contemporary dance goes hand in hand with the delivery of a stereotypical image of women and more importantly women in culture. Everything – from the scenery and objects, to the music recalls what society has been expecting from a woman from the 80s onward. The two performers on stage, both female, move in this world of pinky thoughts trying to find their place in it, seemingly failing in doing so. This satirical message is delivered in a very funny and entertaining way, denoting some comedy as the show evolves and not taking things too seriously, providing a light performance which is utterly enjoyable. The 30 minutes goes very quick and soon you’ll find yourself so much involved with the live act to feel like you’re one of the performers (literally).

The Honeymoon Suite is a show not to miss for all the contemporary dance lovers as well as for the passionate on contemporary performance art.

WHEN: 1 – 5 February 2018 | 7:00pm

WHERE: Paper Mountain | William Street | Northbridge

INFO: Tickets $25 | Duration 30 mins | Suitable 15+ | WA Artists | DANCE/PHYSICAL THEATRE



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