Company: The Lime Project Dance Company, Winnipeg, MB
Venue: 8 - The Rachel Browne Theatre
It’s a technically impressive piece, but one that didn’t ultimately emotionally connect with me
The five women of Winnipeg's Lime Project Dance Company aim to take their audience on a journey through time with their first Fringe show. And while the trip is certainly energetic, it's not entirely clear what the destination is.
The quintet of dancers (Rachelle Bourget, Carol-ann Bohrn, Ekaterina Likhotin, Alexandra Scarola, and Nina Jane Patael, who also choreographs the piece) are graceful and clearly talented, and they have a beautiful synchronicity as a team onstage.
Their 40-minute show is backed by evocative and dramatic music. They also have help from evocative projections by South American animator Martin Aquino.
And while there's much to appreciate in watching them display their skill, the choreography does start to feel somewhat repetitive before the show's end. And more problematically, what the journey in Jurn.E
really is isn't particularly clear.
It's a technically impressive piece, but one that didn't ultimately emotionally connect with me. I feel as though I got stranded somewhere along this journey.