SEDIMENT – Assembly – 4K

By Peter Maddern

Company 2 is a Brisbane, Australia based circus company with more than a few credits before it. This production is perhaps its best. Based on Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground (but without the unpleasant parts) two dancers, the well proportioned, almost beefy director David Carberry and the frizzy blonde Alice Muntz (also his co-creator) take to telling above love.

Sediment explores attraction and distraction, reciprocation and rejection, in all their forms. Seemingly set in Dostoyevsky’s time (though there is a grainy TV set that crackles into action every so often in the front corner of the stage), the simple joys of seeking and finding love are explored in music, in letters, on the trapeze and most mesmerisingly atop bottles. Perhaps surprisingly the production finishes as it began with solo by Carberry.

Some four years in the making, Sediment is a credit to its creators and testament to the lessons learned over the years of their practise. For their audiences, it is an enchanting hour of dance and, if you must, circus that will leave you longing for simpler days and enrapt by the joy of the message and these beautiful dancers and the precision of their craft.

Kryztoff Rating  4K

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