ADLFRINGE2021 – COLLISION – Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute – 3.5K

By Ben Watson

Collision | Adelaide FringeFollowing a very gloomy 2020 for performance-based creatives, Collision is a pleasant reminder of what talent remains prevalent within the Australian arts sector. The show bustles and weaves through a myriad of hip-hop moves, circus skills and cheap gags. With their six-person team, several wonderfully fast and engaging scenes unfold. The choreography is particularly satisfying, a countless sea of eye-catching moves landed with exceptional timing.

Among sections of group dancing, each of the Brisbane-based crew is given the spotlight, successfully keeping the audience interested whilst aptly segmenting the show. Highlights include a brilliant hula hoop display closely followed by a contortionist act that reminded me of 1973 film, The Exorcist. Although some scenes were drawn out a touch, Collision can be fairly summarised as high energy, rocket-fuelled fun.

The soundscape was loud (sometimes painfully so), but overall evoked plenty of excitement to accompany the wowing spectacles amidst.

Certainly a versatile, promising bunch with an enormous collective skillset. A viewing for all ages (not The Exorcist, that movie is most definitely R18+).


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