The "challenge" is taken even further when a number of volunteers are taken on stage and given the opportunity to explore the dancers' bodies, as if they were on display at an exhibition with a "curator" guides us in where to touch and what to do. As one of those volunteers, I can say it was quite a surreal moment pushing up someone's stomach flesh and grabbing her inner thigh and pulling it forward to see how long it wobbled for. Even though the experience only lasted a few minutes, it felt like much more time had passed up there.
Whilst the show packs a punch, it is much more movement and performance based rather than dance focused. There are however, some brilliant dance sequences including one by Burrows and Garrett. Both have a strong preserve on stage and took all my focus. Their side-by-side routine with Garrett and the dress and Burrows and the rope would be a highlight of the show, combining sensuality, sexuality and vulnerability.
Season: Until 121 March | Mon 6.30pm, Tue - Fri 8pm, Sat 8pm
Booking: Dance Massive