The Parks Theatre, Parks Recreation & Sports Centre, Thu 7 Nov.
Developed in collaboration between the performers, Artistic Director Alirio Zavarce and staff, No Strings Attached Theatre Of Disability presents four pieces to tonight’s enthusiastic Parks Theatre audience; each one different from the one before – yet connected.
Not All Who Wander Are Lost begins in the foyer before the start of the show in a series of interactions between artists and audience members. It then continued into the theatre where able and disabled performers worked together towards a synergistic conclusion.
The Call evokes a sense of being isolated while surrounded by people. Aimee Crathern’s stunning and haunting vocals filled the room while the choreography by The Troupe created a feeling that all audience members could relate to – that the need for connection and understanding is powerful and universal. “Can you see me? Can you hear me? Can you feel me?”
Portals takes us on a futuristic space journey to Saturn which was, at times, touching and hilarious. A highlight was the use of the lyrics of David Bowie’s Space Oddity, spoken by the accomplished Ryan Rowland as ‘Major Tom’. “We are molecules, we are love.”
TV World is a series of interpretations of television advertising and programming which includes ads for AAMI and Aeroplane Jelly, an amusing adaptations of the chair turning scene on The Voice and the rose ceremony from The Bachelorette. These skits were quite funny and unpretentious. A highlight, for me, was the finale with the whole Troupe performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller – lead by Dylan Haines and complete with zombie dance moves from him and the crew!”
No Strings Attached Theatre Of Disability continues to delight audiences both locally and internationally. I can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store.
No Strings Attached Theatre Of Disability is celebrating their 25th birthday with an open party from 6.30pm on Tue 3 Dec at the Regal Theatre, Kensington Park.
Tickets are FREE and must be booked online at www.trybooking.com/BGRDS