What I love about dance shows is that (much like a certain cereal’s slogan) you only get out what you put in. This review will be a reflection on my experience – yours may not necessarily be the same. I always come to dance shows with an open mind, ready to be swept away. UNDOING is a new dance theatre work by House of Sand, produced, directed, and choreographed by Eliza Sanders and performed by 11 incredibly talented dancers.
When I think of Aotearoa, our penchant for binge drinking definitely makes the top five. It isn’t surprising, then, that theatre and literature of Aotearoa has a fascination with attempting to critique, inspect, and unpack why this problem is so ingrained in our little slice of the globe. Enter Boys, Wake Up! – a devised theatre piece, co-directed by Jackson Burling and Bella Petrie, brought to us by Brick Haus Productions.
It is a classic narrative: four laddish teenagers – Ezra (Renata Mahuika), Cameron (Caleb Pedro), Bradley (Isacc Andrews), and Jamie (Jackson Burling) – drink to excess at a party, one suggests they’re sober enough to drive, and eventually calamity ensues… It’s all downhill, quite literally, from there.
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