Living theatre requires participation. Turning up, you take more than the usual gamble on whether you will be thrilled or bored. To some extent, you will be given the opportunity to thrill or bore yourself! KIERAN FINNANE reviews.
No one dropped and you couldn’t beat it for sheer exuberance: the 23rd hour of the Alice Desert Festival’s 24 Hour Dance Marathon. Esther Nunn in the foreground (left) lasted the distance, one of three soloists to do so. The event was initiated by the SO REAL live arts company, principals Franca Barraclough and Melissa Kerl at right. Story and photos by KIERAN FINNANE.
It was a consummate performance: the perfect bureaucrat, eyes glued to the screen, ignoring all around her, a little discreet typing, lots of competent nodding, agreement, questions, plans. Business shirt, straight skirt, stockinged legs, low-heeled pumps. Desk, phone, computer. Right in the middle of Todd Mall. Passers-by were non-plussed, amused, intrigued, KIERAN FINNANE among them.