Where Did It All Go Right?
Passion and fun in the nightclub
This article is from 2010.
Presented by Dance Base in the backroom bar of an underground gay hotspot, this light and lively send-up of the mating rituals of clubbing must be one of the most accessible pieces of dance theatre on the Fringe.
Devised by Ireland’s ponydance theatre company, it’s a clever and highly kinetic comedy of manners led by the endearingly funny and wonderfully buxom Paula O’Reilly. Sharing the spotlight, along with several pop-tastic dance routines, are company artistic director Leonie McDonagh, Ryan O’Neill and Duane Watters. A word of warning for anyone braving the front row: this game quartet has no qualms about audience participation, especially of a tactile nature.
The pockets of naughtiness are, however, all delivered in a spirit of harmless mock-sexy fun. Given its depiction of the raging vanities and disconcerting awkwardness of being on the pull and/or strutting your stuff on the dance floor, ponydance’s perky performance might well serve as an ideal start to a night on the town. And like everything in the Dance Base programme, tickets are a steal at £5.
Dance Base @ GHQ, 225 5525, until 22 Aug, 9pm, £5.