WHO would have thought, synchronised swimming on stage at the South Holland Centre - well in the name of dance anything was possible last Wednesday night as award winning Edinburgh Fringe performers, 2Faceddance Company returned to Spalding writes LIZ MCMURRAY.
The eight man troop, with their triple bill of darkly explosive new break infused contemporary dance captivated the audience of all ages with an athletic, faultless performance.
Based in Hereford the company are in the middle of a UK tour with their show In the Dust, which they performed 25 times in Edinburgh, the troop range in age from 21 to 31 and have just achieved National Portfolio status from the Arts Council for funding for next year.
First up was Subterrania, choreographed by Tom Dale, which showed off the troupes effortless movements, with fluidity, flexibility and skill complemented by the evocative lighting and music.
Politicking Oath, choreographed by Freddie Opoku-Addaie showed an Olympic vision of the Oath and Anthems with three of the troop expressing the comical - competitive side of the Olympics, with events including synchronised swimming, athletics and boxing.
Last but certainly not least was 7.0, choreographed by the company’s founder Tamsin Fitzgerald expressing her experiences following a visit to Haiti a year on after the earthquake. The mesmerising performance enhanced by clouds of dust was spellbounding and thought provoking with an energy funnelled into dramatic movements.
For further details on the company, visit their website at www.2Faceddance.co.uk