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BrumHour saw Tentacle Tribe: Ghost at arrangement with FABRIC/DanceXchange.
By Dave Massey twitter.com/BrumHour
Review: Tentacle Tribe: Ghost at Birmingham Hippodrome
Part of Birmingham International Dance Festival and Birmingham 2022 Festival, Ghost was a 65-minute presentation at the Patrick Studio on the middle level at Birmingham Hippodrome.
Six performers take over the floor in the studio and take us on a journey, from breathing to transformation and feeling trapped and then invisible.
Ghost utilises a loud industrial 90s inspired soundtrack which features very limited dialogue, and at times contrasting styles of music. I really enjoyed seeing how the dancers were interwoven and how they used each others bodies to create interesting and sometimes fun forms.
Shadow and light play a huge role here as the light source switches around the space and becomes its own character. The dancers are playful also with their costumes, dressed casually and then finding themselves in hoodies and joggers. They switch seamlessly into street and pack culture.
Discover more about Tentacle Tribe here: tentacletribe.com
Birmingham International Dance Festival continues until Sunday 3rd July with a weekend on 25th and 26th June across public squares in central Birmingham. Followed by more theatre based events before heading to Handsworth Park on 2nd and 3rd July 2022. Find out more here: bidf.co.uk/festival-events/.