IN BETWEEN SPACES
In Between Spaces/Zwischenräume is a live show which combines image, music, dance-theatre and spoken word poetry to create a unique experience for an audience. Brought to you by Signdance Collective
In Between Spaces Review
Wycombe Arts Centre
Development Coordinator, Punch Records
In Between Spaces is an ingenious, timely and widely relatable production about our modern relationships; with each other, with ourselves, with the world around us, with and through technology, and even with time itself.
In this show, as in the best interdisciplinary ensemble performances I have seen, each artform simultaneously complements, enhances and blends into the other. The work is playful, poetic and charming, and speaks directly to human qualities, desires and insecurities that are promoted and exacerbated by technology and our bonds with it.
There is a fine balance between narrative and abstraction in the play that both intrigues and keeps the audience guessing as the main characters move fluidly (and literally) between the film screen, the stage, and amongst the audience, whilst the character of ‘Time’ is fittingly ever-present on stage. The narrative is driven by engaging, rich, lyrical spoken word that translates the more abstract themes of the play into poems that could each stand alone, that also mesh brilliantly with the carefully-conceived music, movement and vocals in the performance.
In Between Spaces is a show that makes use of many different languages; physical, verbal and universal. In my opinion, the true value and beauty of this work is in the fact that you do not need to be fluent in the languages of Sign, Spanish, English, music, film, dance, body, or any other language for this art to speak to you; you just need to be present.