Ulysses Unbound & The Stacked Deck

I really enjoyed the Chantry Dance Company last time I saw them at the Tramshed, and decided to go again and see their new work. They performed a double bill of Ulysses Unbound and The Stacked Deck.

The Stacked Deck came first, a witty and playful piece that made a serious point about our chances in life and how some people have advantages over others. Four performers drew cards and danced roles reflecting their choices, an entertaining piece that was over all too quickly.

Ulysses Unbound was a longer piece with an epic quality, telling the story of an astronaut who comes into contact with an alien creature on another world and is threatened by a black hole. This piece was exciting and innovative: I especially liked the cloaked otherworldly creatures surrounding the pair.

Chantry Dance Company are exciting and modern and I hope to see more of their work in the future.


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