Thursday, August 19, 2004

The De Laguarda Phenomenon

De Laguarda
Originally uploaded by lools.

I went to an off-Broadway show last night called De Laguarda. A colleague at work told me about it and took the initiative to get us tickets and organize the outing! Not that I have much experience with such performances, but this was truly an entertainment spectacle unlike any other.

For starters, we were standing for the whole 70 minutes of the performance while the theater literally fell from the sky. Argentine dancers were throwing themselves from one wall to the other secure on mountain climbing like anchors. The lighting altered to the rhythm of the music. We were gaping in astonishment the whole time wondering how in the world this was all coming together. It alsmot felt like a modern day circus a la Cirque du Soleil.

The audience was not only standing the whole time and straining necks to watch the show being enacted above, but we were also dragged in and whisked off on the ropes by the dancers and forced to be a part of the show itself!

Ok, I'm not doing a very good job of describing this out of the ordinary experience so please check out if I've sparked any curiosity...


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