AMAZING ACTS OF DERRING DO
LOVE AND MONEY
Directed by: The Dust Palace
Writing Contributors: Leighton Cardno & Jaimee Edward
at TAPAC Theatre, Western Springs, Auckland
From 15 Nov 2012 to 24 Nov 2012
Reviewed by Paul Simei-Barton, 19 Nov 2012
originally published in New Zealand Herald
The Dust Palace has brewed up a volatile concoction with circus acrobatics, contemporary dance and physical theatre shaken into a potent cocktail that is breathtakingly spectacular, sensuously lyrical and often funny.
With Love and Money, the company succeeds in integrating the circus spectacular into a dramatic narrative.
A series of vignettes coalesce into parallel stories about the lives of strippers, and in direct addresses to the audience, the performers frankly discuss the awkwardness of the stripper-client relationship, focusing on how the cash nexus destroys the possibility of genuine intimacy. [More]
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Sharu Delilkan (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog);
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