Images via Dublin Dance Festival
Uplifliting, fun and innocent are the best words I can find to describe Clouds show by Aracaladanza. I enjoyed the performance as much as I enjoyed the silent (and not so silent) 'wows' 'ahhh!' and 'how did they do that' remarks by the under 5's in the audience. They were saying, what we were all thinking!
Sitting in front of me, in row 1, were two little girls, they were silent, speechless, for the whole 50 minutes. They kept looking at their parents in awe. What an experience for them.
It's magical to watch people perform, but to be so close that you are almost part of the show is a memory I'm sure they will treasure for a long time.
Surreal and magical shadow dancing
Inspired by Magritte's work and as described on Aracaladanza's website: "Nubes is a work that transforms the absurd into an artistic engine and emphasizes the relation of dance to objects to transform them into protagonists."
It was a wonderful experience, my first at the Pavilion. From the friendly reception by all the Festival volunteers at the entrance, the auditorium's intimate setting, to the floating balloon skirts worn by the dancers...I'm so glad I went.
There still may be tickets for Sunday's shows, and if you'are anywhere between 4 and 104 and would like 50 minutes of magic and art, don't miss it if you can.
I would like to thank the Pavilion Theatre for the tickets, which I won in a competition on Facebook!!!