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Nutshell review: Constellations

Every day, TheJournal.ie brings you reader-generated reviews of the hottest tickets at the ABSOLUT Fringe Festival 2012.

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THE ABSOLUT FRINGE 2012 has over 100 shows playing out across Dublin until 23 September. Each day, TheJournal.ie will bring you our readers’ reviews of the pick of the crop and everything in between. You’ll get the chance to get in on the act yourself with our daily reader review tickets giveaway!

Today’s review:

Constellations

(Paperdolls)

Cearbhall Turraoin’s review: Come into my parlour, said the spider to the fly. The parlour in this case being the darkness of the D-Light warehouse-studio, and the spider being the ‘airborne circus’ troop, the Paperdolls. Oh, and you’re the fly!

Constellations is part contemporary dance, part acrobatics, and part weird and wonderful physical expression. Each member of the audience will have to decide for themselves what exactly Paperdolls have brought to the stage, in the form of performers swinging from trapezes, and suspended from the ceiling and tightly bound with rope, all set to dulcet tones of low metal by Wölfbait. From passion to grace, weakness to sensuality, Constellations uses the movement of the human body to explore both physical and emotional space. What is going on in that space is anybody’s guess!

In three words? Modern, mesmerizing, weird.

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