One Fine Day (3 stars)

This article is from 2015

One Fine Day

A fine double-bill of dance from Korean company EDx2

Sometimes titles can be either deceptive or lost in translation. The bland signal sent out by 'One Fine Day' doesn’t do justice to this accomplished double-bill from acclaimed Korean dance company EDx2.

Modern Feeling sees two men test the boundaries of physical companionship through intimacy, combat and those tiny little taps and prods that form so much of everyday interaction. In-soo Lee and Kyum Ahn are at their best when in quickfire mode – the show-stealer here is a mercurial passage of mind-bending precision, the men locked to each other through the arms like a metal puzzle, and moving so fluidly the eyes can barely keep up.

Ensemble piece What We’ve Lost shifts into more whimsical territory. As the dancers enter, they search and pat themselves, looking for that elusive titular object. It’s never revealed what that is, but it can be whisked or heaved between the company, its weight and substance taking on different significance as it arrives at each player. The dance is brought off with dizzying energy and guts, but some segments resonate more than others, and a series of false endings suggests that perhaps the piece might in parts, be a little lost itself.

Assembly Hall, 623 3030, until 31 Aug (not 12, 17, 24), 12pm, £12–£14 (£11–£13).

One Fine Day

  • 3 stars

EDx2 Dance Company | Korean Season presented by AtoBiz Ltd One of Korea's most celebrated contemporary dance companies, who have toured to over 30 countries, make their UK debut with a double bill of two of their most acclaimed works. The movement drama Modern Feeling delicately captures the first encounter, conflict…