Last night, the lovely Natalia, Layne and her Ryan and I went to see the new performance called Underglass in Bristol at The Old Vic
Under Glass is a new performance piece by the Clod Ensemble, directed by Suzy Willson, composed by Paul Clark. It is a cabaret of performance pieces, which exist within life-size glass cabinets or jars. Each piece features a different performer (who may be a dancer, a performance artist or an actor), a different original musical score and a distinct visual environment and movement language. The glass containers themselves are specially commissioned pieces, made-to-measure for each performer and each performance space. Examining ideas of claustrophobia and belonging, Under Glass is an exploration of how we can live within our limits.
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My feet were killing me the whole time and desperately wanted to sit down but once I had forgot about the foot pain, I realised the performace was very eerie.
We were led into a pitch black room, when the lights started to flash on and off over a lady in a jar. With every flash she changed position, which was a short period of time so was very skillful.
Overall it was a very 'scary and creepy' performance, with dramatic music to add to the effect.