Invisible Cities by Alexia
When I first entered the warehouse, I was excited because of the huge space surrounding me and wondered how it was going to be used. I decided to watch the show without knowing what was going to happen so that I could be surprised. Watching the production in the warehouse was unique and there was infinite space to do anything you wanted for the set.
The second that I walked into the room and sat down, I knew that the show would be full of projections and lights. At first, the bright videos projected on the curtains and the loud, roaring music was quite overwhelming. However, as I watched more of the performance, it became effective and portrayed the tense atmosphere. Then, when the curtains were opened, I saw another three sides of people watching the performance and I was full of shock and aflutter. For me, having four viewpoints in each corner was smart because everyone can see different things going on. The show itself was quite edgy due to all the blaring music and the sharp movement of the dancers.
The audience’s relationship with the performance was excellent because the dancers stood in front of us and gave us all eye contact. Also, when the curtains were shut, some dancers-nearer to the end- stood in front of them so they were closer to us. When the performers were dancing, they looked emotionally as well as physically connected to their partner or group which was impeccable.
My first favourite scene was when the dead people were coming out of a large sheet because the dancer’s movement looked as if they were getting pulled back by a force. Furthermore, the sheet made them look abnormal and alien like. My second favourite scene was when the lights were made to look like stars and everyone had lights in their hands whilst dancing. This is because it influenced the idea of a solar system and other galaxies which is like the story of the show that there are diverse worlds.
I thought that Mathew Leonhart (who played Marco Polo) was very talented because him acting petrified and hurt was very believable. During the majority of this production, I was at the edge of my seat due to how intrigued I was. I recommend Invisible Cities to people who enjoy watching things about kings and kingdoms and people who take delight of the thought of numerous worlds. I would price the tickets of Invisible Cities at £30.00 because of the uncomfortable seats.
I would rate this performance 4/5 because at the end it was the same thing over again of deafening music and people lying on the floor. Despite that, the rest of the Invisible Cities was amazing and full of surprises and I was satisfied completely.