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Ten Out of Ten

Terry O’Donovan, Stuart Barter and Clare Dunn
Assembly Hall

Ten Out of Ten

This kind of minimalist performance piece will not appeal to all.

For around an hour, the audience is asked by a trio to contemplate the meaning of success and failure, with a requirement to becoming increasingly involved.

They are led by folk who look and behave as if they might doorstep you to sell the Mormon religion while dancing, moving, creating a soundscape and setting up situations or one-sided conversations.

These are broadly based around a mythical everywoman construct called Jennifer, whose bland life we follow across decades.

Little of note happens but it is all intricately planned, building to a team square dance that is not easy to evade if you resent obligatory audience participation.

Reviewer: Philip Fisher