By AARON McGILLIVRAY
BLURRED lines … what happens when you can’t tell fantasy from reality?
This is the main questioin posed by Night of Glass by Zion Dance Company (ZDC). A company of seven dancers/actors in a dance/physical theatre original, created by Artistic Director, Rina van de Kamp.
Night of Glass combines dance, physical theatre, poetry, and video and claims to take traditional dance expectations – and slap them in the face.
Now this world-traveled group will debut Night of Glass at Edinburgh’s Festival Fringe 2018, when the 45-minute show to the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.
Lewis, the main character, unknowingly explores the fragility of relationships. Numbing himself in his video world, dropping down into the rabbit hole of his imagination. He is losing himself in this netherworld, immobilised – looking through his VR glasses. What he sees becomes his reality. Flashes of video are views both by him and the audience, as the character sits in his chair, no longer able to tell fantasy from reality.
ZDC promise “fresh and unusual contemporary dance-theatre that inspires and surprises”, during a total of six vignettes.