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Review: At Arms Length MICF

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At Arms Length is a fun, short piece written, directed and choreographed by Lucy Pitt. This show was performed in Platform at La Mamas explorations season in 2015 and is now being re-staged at La Mama Courthouse.  

This plays in set in the present, in a share house in Melbourne, following the lives of the house mates over a few weeks. It explores the mundane, belonging, relationships and coming of age though dance, physical theatre and text.

The set was quaint and simple, with a few chairs and ironing board and clothes all over the place, including the audience, it was reminiscent in an abstract way to the living room or kitchen of an early twenty year old share house. 

At Arms Length was simple in its form and story telling which made it very easy to connect with, the performers Victoria Bennet, Partick Durnan Silvia Jacqui Essing and Riley Pullen were realistic and easy to sympathise with they all had had very distinct characters and energies and they all worked well together as an ensemble, there was even a little bit of audience interaction, and some people got to come up on stage and dance which was very fun and cute.

If I could choose one word to describe At Arms Length it would be sweet, I had a very relaxing and pleasant evening at La Mama

At Arms Length is showing at La Mama Courthouse until April 10

Review written by Ebony Beaton

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