The National Theatre of Scotland strive to create productions that challenge the very perception of theatre itself. Last night I was lucky enough to catch the preview of Wall of Death: A Way of Life at Glasgow’s SECC. The show combines a zoetrope extravaganza by visual artist Stephen Skrynka, the thrilling (and nail biting) sight of the Ken Fox Troupe riding the Wall of Death, and an audio visual experience that explains how these two worlds met. A must see for anyone with a pulse.
Last year I experienced Fuerzabruta, during the Fringe Festival. I say experienced because this isn’t something you just see. I sensed the anticipation as I entered the tent and into the darkness. The music vibrating in my chest. A sea of woman, swirling around in a canvas pool, descended from above till they were close enough to touch. Paper and foam flew through the air as performers fervently kicked boxes into the crowd. My eyes transfixed by the strobe lights, I danced among a mass of strangers and thought…when can I do this again?