Sa-Choom (4 stars)

Sensory Korean overload

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This article is from 2008.

Sa-Choom

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).

This article is from 2008.

Sa-Choom

  • 4 stars

They call it a 'dance musical', but 'Sa-Choom' is more like a happy assault vehicle. A rolling collision of breakdancing, martial arts, techno, hip hop and glossy pop. 'Part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe'

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