Sensory Korean overload
This article is from 2008.
They call it a dance musical but Sa-Choom is more like a happy assault vehicle. Big beats mix with big smiles in a rolling collision of breakdancing, martial arts, techno, hip hop and glossy pop. It’s all about feeling good, and with the verve and enthusiasm emitted from this Korea-based troupe it’s difficult to resist the order.
There may be a few too many techno beats, and the high-energy singalongs are conducted with greater zeal than a mercenary aerobics instructor. Thankfully, the more full-on poptastic routines are interspersed with set pieces that emphasise the depth of talent wrapped up in these performers.
Shadowy dances with flashlights, comedy mime routines, a tango dance that dissolves into disco, extravagant break dancing battles – they’re all here. You might get the feeling you’ve been dropped into a giant, madcap videogame, but actually it’s just a crowd pleaser like no other.
Musical Theatre @ George Square, 662 8740, until 25 Aug (not 11), 1.45pm, £10.50–£11.50 (£9.50–£10.50).