"This Duet That We've Already Done (so many times)" what a poetic and evocative title! It certainly sets the right mood for the piece. Challenging to watch, pushing the boundaries of what dance, relationship, tension and vulnerability mean, the only thing I can know for certain is that this is about a relationship fraught with all the insecurity, love, and rage that most relationships experience.
Frédérick Gravel and Brianna Lombardo are both extremely talented performers. The choreography is cryptic, right on the edge of the line that, for me, separates something that I'll never understand or enjoy and something that I find completely riveting. There is very loud music, they do give out earplugs as you enter the space - take them.
I think I will spend a lot of time in the next few weeks puzzling over the physical riddles presented in this piece. If you're a fan of edgy contemporary dance I think this one is a must-see. I wouldn't recommend it for the uninitiated.
This Duet That We've Already Done (so many times) is playing at the Cultch Historic Theatre until 1 December 2018.
Tickets at: https://thecultch.com/events/this-duet-weve-already-done-so-many-times/
~ reviewed by Danielle Benzon
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