ITíLL END IN TEARS
Producers/ Creative Directors: John Cohen-Du Four and Simon van der Sluijs
Movement Director: Fleur de Thier
Composer Cello Solos: Kenneth Young
at NASDA Theatre, E Block, CPIT, Christchurch
From 25 Sep 2012 to 27 Sep 2012
Reviewed by: Lindsay Clark;
As part of this year's Christchurch Body Festival programme, Tablo Theatre Company premieres a physical theatre piece like no other. Part creation myth, part rites of passage, It'll End In Tears explores those life moments we all know and share where fate plays out to inevitably end in tears.
Talk about a prophetic title! The show premieres a full two years after its original planned opening. Earthquakes saw cancellation of the 2010 Body Festival. Then, in 2011 the show was unable to proceed due to half the cast having left Christchurch, as well as Tablo meeting previous commitments to tour overseas.
It'll End In Tears takes Tablo's trademark innovative mask and puppetry and combines it with stunning dance sequences choreographed by Fleur de Thier, performed by Hagley Dance Company to a powerful soundscape featuring cello parts specially composed by acclaimed NZ conductor/composer Kenneth Young.
Film projection and clowning complete the mix, and everything emerges from a set where swathes of material shape-shift to form the emotional fabric of our lives. It'll End In Tears is a performance that will stay with you long after the curtain has fallen.
[Tablo] leads us away into the surreal [where] highly imaginative mimed sequences…hold the attention and tease the mind. Such worlds do not come easily. [Tablo is] that rare bird, European-inspired puppet and mask for adults…where exciting and fresh theatre making can happen.
Lindsay Clark, www.theatreview.org.nz
Venue: NASDA Theatre, CPIT, E Block, Madras St, Christchurch
Date/Time: Tues 25 – Thurs 27 September at 8pm. Duration 50 mins
Cost: $20, $16 (concessions) from Dash Tickets, www.dashtickets.co.nz
or phone 0800 327 484, booking fees apply
Made possible with the assistance of:
CCC Creative Communities and Christchurch Community Arts Council
Corps de Ballet: Hagley Dance Company (Dir: Candice Egan) - Mariafelix Fuenzalida Onate, Cushla Roughan, Sione Fataua, Shannon Williams, Jake Campbell, Lusia Pousini, Eden Roberts, Paige Forbes, Natalia Harkerss, Quinz Dudek, Lyzz Constable
Puppet Operators: Tablo
Clown: Olli Ricken
Cello Performer: Nicole Reddington
Lighting Technician: Steve Brinkhurst
Film DOP/Editor: Ari (Meshell) Edgecombe
Sound Engineer: Peter Rattray
Costumes: Hagley Fashion School (Dir: Vicky Dixon)
Film Special F/X: Raymond Kennard (Red5)
Post Production: Ruffell Productions