Reviews for Can We Talk About This
The positions we adopt in relation to the issue of multiculturalism – often so contorted and agonising – are brilliantly expressed in the dancers’ movements.
Of course you can’t dance a political discourse. But in Newson’s hands the physical provides a surprisingly subtle subtext of hesitancy, indecision, unease, that helps open up that discourse (because frankly, without it, this would seem like a rant: youR…
But this is a daring, serious piece of theatre that suggests that, in fact, we have to talk about this.
“much as I applaud a piece of physical theatre that deals with serious issues, the debate about multiculturalism is over-simplified. What is never explored is the idea that integration in some areas of life can be combined with preservation of one’s cultural …
But the stylised movement actually serves as a distraction from the scary urgency of what is being said.
There are fantastically difficult and important issues at stake here. They are dealt with in an undeniably powerful but also infuriatingly facile manner.