Arts Trainee Nicola reviews contemporary dance show Aporia from Thomas Page Dances, here July 2019.
Aporia was brilliant and fascinating to watch.
The costumes were all neutral colours which looked the same until they started dancing. They were very simple, but they were effective with the paradox theme because they contrasted with each other.
There was no scenery or props, which made it easier to concentrate on the dancers. The colourful lighting and haze was all the scenery needed!
There was an actor speaking aloud, alongside the dancers, which made the context of the performance paradoxes much easier to understand. The paradox between life and death was brought to life with powerful aggressive dancing. The eye contact and choreography was amazing, so perfectly timed.
There was a Q&A at the end of the performance. This worked very well and gave an understanding of the time, effort and hard work that these performers put into this dance piece.
I would love to see more of this company’s work.