100 Wounded Tears

This article is from 2009.

100 Wounded Tears

One of the most moving pieces of dance on last year’s Fringe came from young Czech company Dot 504. Holdin' Fast was a beautiful investigation of the mathematics of human relationships, and was one of the biggest successes at Zoo Venue. The dazed, eroticised physical work of the young cast, combined with some very simple visual effects and a few cheeky spoken word sections, made the piece quite unlike anything else around.

This year Dot is back with 100 Wounded Tears, choreographed again by Jozef Frucek and Linda Kapetanea, and featuring the same brilliant young dancers. ‘We are so excited about coming back – Zoo actually asked us personally,’ says company director, Denisa Asensio. ‘In terms of dance expression, there will be the same quality of dancers, but this time around we’ve edited more theatrical forms into the performance. We’re trying to push the boundaries of dance and physical theatre even more.’

100 Wounded Tears tells the story of seven characters soliciting the devil in search of their dreams. In an interesting commitment to verbal performance, Oscar-nominated Slovak actor, Csongor Kassai has joined the cast. Personally, I can’t wait.

Zoo Southside, 662 6892, 9–15 Aug, 6.20pm, £10 (£8). Previews 7 & 8 Aug, £8.

100 Wounded Tears

The cowardice of a beggar, the humiliation of a queen, the mutilation of a kitty, in a real world just round the corner where we are too scared to look.**** (Herald; List; ThreeWeeks) - 'Holdin Fast', 2008.

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