A truly magnificent performer who has mastery over space and form
Presented by Erin Fowler Movement
Reviewed 19 February 2021
Erin Fowler’s work is often very personal. She is also unashamedly willing to have a dialog about important female issues that are far too often experienced by so many members of the community but not spoken about publicly. True to form, she has done so once again. But on this occasion an ever present issue with a number of women about fertility and that physiological clock which prevents many women from becoming pregnant. This reviewer likes to call this sort of show Kitchen Table Theatre because it is highly relatable and often sparks discussion within the home. Her hugely successful 2019 project FEMME which won accolades including 2019 Adelaide Fringe – Best Dance Award, 2020 Adelaide Fringe – Made in Adelaide Award and then toured to Reykjavik, Edinburgh & Stockholm is a perfect example of her capacity to communicate social issues.
In regards to the performance itself, whilst being a heavy topic, she is very playful. It’s clear she chose not to approach the topic in a serious depressing way whilst still talking about the situation because she didn’t need to. To be honest, it was a surprisingly pleasant change of pace when discussing a serious social matter which can be triggering and very uncomfortable for some. And she does so marvelously. A truly magnificent performer who has mastery over space and form, she has brought to the stage the quality of performance she always does with all of her shows.
Reviewed by Simon Lancione
Venue: Black Box Theatre at the Botanical Gardens
Season: Fri 19 Feb – Sun 21 Feb: 6:30pm
Tue 2 Mar – Sun 7 Mar: 6:30pm
Tue 16 Mar – Sun 21 Mar: 6:30pm
LIVE at Watch from Home:
Sat 20 Feb: 6:30pm
Sat 6 Mar – Sun 7 Mar: 6:30pm
Fri 19 Mar: 6:30pm
Tickets: $ Full Price: $30.00, Watch From Home Full Price $20, Concession $25, Bank SA card holder $23.25, Midweek Treat $25, Companion Card $0
Rating out of 5: 5