INFINITA – Pleasance – 4.5K

By Peter Maddern

The German based Familie Floz is behind this masterful theatre with masks. Founded in 1996, this work emanates from 2007 and divides its time between childhood and late life with effective messaging around how fights can affect us all at all stages in our journey.

As good as the nursing home scenes are, for this writer, the baby sequences are best. Set initially in an enormous crib and later with a massive chair and table, the mimicry and detail of the stumbles and staggers that bedevil a baby’s curiosity are wonderful. The insertion of other activities from similar settings (wrestling in the squared circle) added to the fun.

As clever as the movement is, it is perhaps too easy to overlook how effective expressions and body language can be conveyed even wearing a mask. This is where Familie Floz can be appreciated most.

The nursing home scenes were perhaps a tad long, especially the first of them and the video segues could be commented on the same way.

But otherwise this is mesmerizing, captivating entertainment done by artists of the highest calibre at the top of their game.

Kryztoff Rating   4.5K

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