Archive for June, 2013

R+J

After all the travelling I do around the world to see theatre, it’s always kind of awesome when I go back to my home town for a visit, and world-class theatre comes to ME!

Great to see Expressions Dance Company doing a beautiful regional tour (including Dubbo, where I saw it last night) of R+J, a triple bill of duets inspired by the themes of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet.

Titled Passion, Romance and Devotion, the standout performance came from the final duet, performed by Jack Ziesing and Riannon McLean. For me, it had the strongest choreographic concepts, allowing the story to be told THROUGH the movement, rather than having the ‘dancing’ and ‘acting’ moments separate. Beautifully danced, and emotionally on point, it was a stunning finale to a lovely night of dance.