Jul 9

Watching, ceci n’est pas deux

Category: 2016,theatre

Report by Dillon Lutchman & Ethan Van Diemen

They dance together, they play together. She pulls away, it pulls her back. Her fear feeds it. She is both victim and aggressor, alone and encumbered. They do this together even though they are really one. Ester Natzijl puts on a fascinating and haunting performance that sees her navigate through otherness, intimacy, desire, fear, co-dependency, violence and a myriad of other themes related to the human condition. What seems to be a duo is in fact a masterful manipulation of an inanimate, human-based, puppet by Ester. This is not two.

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