Forgetting Natasha: Fringe Review
Dance/Theatre Review: Chamonix Thurston-Rattue
Forgetting Natasha takes you into the mind of a woman losing her memory as a consequence of early-onset dementia. Performed by three dancers from the State of Flux DanceFilm Company, the dark stage is filled with beautiful leaps, lifts and spins, with a lightshow replacing traditional scenery. Their graceful movements reflect the thoughts and emotions experienced and expressed vocally by Natasha as she searches for the notebook in which all of her memories are written. Her despair, frustration and fear consume the auditorium as she dances with her memories. The show comes to an exciting, fast-paced crescendo that will make your heart race before settling into its final sobering scene. Despite the heavy topic, the show is not weighed down by sadness but rather is dominated by the beauty of the dance and unique multimedia. It is an extremely clever production that forces you to consider what is important in life and to appreciate the memories you have. More emotionally inclined viewers may struggle to hold back a tear or two as the curtain falls.
6th-27th Aug (not 10th, 17th, 24th), Zoo Southside, 12:30pm (45min), £12 (£10)