Pretty Little Instincts at PCC

5 10 2009

Audience Pick as Best Physical/Dance & Most Innovative Show in the 2009 Victoria Fringe:

PRETTY LITTLE INSTINCTS
Renegade Outdoor Dance Theatre
By Ingrid Hansen and SNAFU Dance Theatre
Warning: Partial Nudity
Free tea & cookies.
Dress Warmly

“Provocative and engaging—and, at times, wonderfully silly—Pretty Little Instincts is the kind of Fringe experience you’ll talk about for years to come.. ****1/2 ”
– Monday Magazine.

ONE NIGHT ONLY:    SUNDAY OCTOBER 25 at 5PM
Free Tea and Talk-back afterwards

Venue: Point Ellice Heritage House, 2616 Pleasant Street.
Point Ellice Heritage House is a garden oasis sandwiched between a mountain of crushed cars and a gravel pit — 20 minute walk (4 minute drive) from downtown: Follow Douglas North towards Mayfair Mall, Left on Bay, Right on Pleasant.  Dress warmly.
TICKETS: $15 or by donation – Cash only at the door
SNAFUDANCE.COM

REVIEW FROM MONDAY MAGAZINE:
Pretty Little Instincts * * * * 1/2
Point Ellice House

A quirky tea party hosted by mute ghosts adorned in their finest Audrey Hepburn blacks, Pretty Little Instincts is the latest from locals SNAFU Dance Theatre—and it’s well worth venturing out of the downtown Fringe zone to see. The living green stage of Point Ellice House’s yard provides a vivid contrast (and an appropriately Victorian setting) for SNAFU’s stark butoh visuals and Hansen’s exploration of social conformity and proper behaviour. While the intentional repetition of some of the choreography reminded me of early Kate Bush videos (never a bad thing), other moments effectively captured the interior motives and exterior appearances of our at-times suffocating lives—all the while hinting at the animal nature lurking just below the societal veneer. Provocative and engaging—and, at times, wonderfully silly—Pretty Little Instincts is the kind of Fringe experience you’ll talk about for years to come. (“Remember that one with the painted naked people dancing on the lawn? No, the other one, the one with the tea cups.”)

—John Threlfall, Monday Magazine

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