Dance, physical theatre and circus review: The Birds#1. Corpses

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On a large projection screen, we read the subtitled text (while listening to the phone calls) of creator Alex Cantarelli’s attempts to get his latest project off the ground, interspersed with slow motion film clips and Freud-friendly memories of his mother.

Star rating: **

Venue: theSpace on the Mile (Venue 39)

After a while, dancer Stefania Bucci appears on stage and performs some stark, abstract movements to Cantarelli’s narration, incorporating a passage from TS Eliot’s The Waste Land. Despite some scattered moments of beauty (especially in Bucci’s movements), it’s everything that stereotypically turns people off contemporary dance: obscure and self-consciously highbrow.

Until 20 August. Today 9pm.

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