As part of Queer Contact, 201 Dance Company present SmotherCan you stay true to yourself, when everything suggests you change? … A story of two men’s broken encounter. Performed by seven dancers and backed by a beautiful soundtrack, this is an impressive production.

It’s apt that for Valentine’s night the focus is on love and relationships.  Comprised of a series of scenes each of which weaves into the song that accompanies it, we see not only the development of the relationship between the two men, but also of other couples.  We see how people come together, and what conspires to push them apart.  Movement is sharp and full of texture; at times highly physical and aggressive, at others soft and supportive.

At times the episodic structure detracts from the flow, but within each scene the ideas are beautifully developed by clearly choreographed and perfectly executed moves.  What we end up with is a portrayal of the hopes and challenges that exist within a relationship, both internally and as a result of the many external influences.

Smother was performed at Contact on 14 February 17 as part of Queer Contact.

Photo by Cody Choi

Theatre lover, amateur director, occasional actor, writer.

One Response to “Smother”

  1. Anthony Carty says:

    Hi Quiet man,
    I wonder if you are able to help?
    Thought the music throughout ‘Smother’ was fantastic.
    Do you know how or wher we can find out what the different tracks were that was played? Would love to get hold of the music.
    Look forward to hearing from you.
    Thank you.

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