Festival Review: Un Poyo Rojo

Set in a locker room two men appear to be exercising, doing what may be a daily routine.

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Performers are good, they are fit and they are funny.
Overall
4

Reviewed at AC Arts on 1 March 2019

Presented by Adelaide Festival of Arts in association with Aurora Nova

I am not sure of the genre, it crosses a few boundaries, but I am sure of the entertainment value. These performers are good, they are fit and they are funny.

Set in a locker room two men appear to be exercising, doing what may be a daily routine. They continue whilst the audience is entering, and then they come to the front of the stage area and stand completely still, for a long while. Then they begin, dance move acrobatics, silly walks, funny faces, athletic leaps, it has it all.

From Argentina, produced by Un Poyo Rojo/T4, these performers have travelled extensively. Directed by Hermes Gaido, this free flowing show is a joy to watch. Performed by Luciano Rosso and Alfonso Baron the performance is choreographed by Rosso and Nicolás Poggi, although the choreography has some freedom; the radio that they react to is set to a local station (or stations) where ever they are, not even they know what they will get!

At times their bodies seem to be made of rubber. They are at times competitive taking on fight stances, then playful, sexy, and even naughty. Occasionally they verge on the ridiculous, always winning smiles and delighting the children in the audience. Without doubt it is a difficult performance to be described but one not to be missed.

Reviewed by Fran Edwards
Twitter: @franeds

Venue:  AC Arts Main Theatre
Season:  1 -5 Mar
Duration:  60 min
Tickets:  $25 -$49

 

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