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David Hughes Dance Productions
Traverse 1

Anyone seeing this dance theatre piece without reading anything about it in advance will have no more idea about its subject matter at the end than the beginning.

The story that the company fails to expound is that of a Scottish cannibal, Sawney Bean, who lived and ate back in the 16th century.

The 55 minutes look great at times and the dancers show great control in following the instructions of director and choreographer, Al Seed.

What the five performers are up to after they wriggle from an artificial womb is unclear. They wear kinky clothing and dance and writhe to various styles of music, though the common denominator is a strong drum beat.

The show looks like a cross between an outlandish nightclub and some kind of sex show, with odd flashes of comedy to lighten the mood.

Reviewer: Philip Fisher