Moments in Movements

Random happenings between random people in which you can actively partake in.

Local dancers and musicians coming together to experiment, create and evolve something that will only exist in these moments and movements.

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            Moments in Movements

            See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/moments-in-movements/ for details.

            Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                Moments in Movements

                See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/moments-in-movements/ for details.

                Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                Moments in Movements

                See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/moments-in-movements/ for details.

                Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                  1. 9:30 pm
                    Moments in Movements

                    See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/moments-in-movements/ for details.

                    Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                  1. 8:00 pm
                    Moments in Movements

                    See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/moments-in-movements/ for details.

                    Location: Good Foundation Theatre

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                    1. 5:00 pm
                      Moments in Movements

                      See https://theatreinlondon.ca/2018/05/moments-in-movements/ for details.

                      Location: Good Foundation Theatre

                  3 thoughts on “Moments in Movements”

                  1. As the sole constant element in the improvised dance show Moments in Movements, curator Connor McPhail has a lot on his shoulders. It’s his responsibility to guide a varying group of dancers from London’s Breath in Mvmt and other companies, a live musician, and performers from other Fringe shows (Jake Simonds and Amica Hunter on the evening I attended) through a series of games and artistic exercises in an entertaining manner. Based on his hosting job in the first performance, he’s more than up to the task; in one scene he somehow managed to weave a coherent story around dancers portraying a ballpoint pen, an anxious giraffe, and a hotel lobby (all suggestions from the audience).

                    Will McPhail and the dancers be able to keep things running as smoothly and artistically at every show? Maybe not. Then again, maybe they’ll outdo themselves. Whatever happens on a given day, it will be interesting and different and unique, and isn’t that what Fringe is here for?

                    1. Melisa says:

                      Thank you so much Peter! We are very excited to continue with this show and think it might even go on post fringe!!

                  2. BryanMcLennon
                    Reviewer
                    says:

                    If a great Fringe were a champion set of meals…
                    – Some would be full meal deals like ‘Before the Fall’,
                    – Some would be banquets like ‘I never promised you a Rose Garden’,
                    – Still others light and refreshing lunches like ‘Grade 8’.

                    ‘Moments in Movements’ is different again. And delightfully so. At first I thought, desserts!. But desserts are not a sufficiently diverse sort of thing. They all tend towards one end of the taste spectrum.

                    No, ‘Moments in Movements’ is more like a platter of amuse-bouche. A splitter splatter of really interesting bits and bobs, all different. Some showcase the chefs’ skills and inventiveness. Others revel in just plain fun.

                    Many improv shows strive to cloak themselves in a sense of unstructured informality, but often, and to a degree necessarily, they betray a sense of routine. Of course, this is often needed to tie things together and control the apparently random flow so that the audience gets their dollar’s worth. In ‘Moments in Movements’, Master of Ceremonies Connor McPhail really succeeds in making this show feel unstructured, and builds the atmosphere of a relaxed get together between the performers and audience.

                    And, bonus!, there is an extra topping of freshness that comes from the fact that there is a different group of performers for each show. Not the slightest whiff of staleness.

                    Finally kudos to the many performers who make a small house work well. Connor does this particularly well, keeping the show moving even when the audience’s collective contribution dries.

                    Of course, with a different cast your mileage may vary. You may go even further. (Ed. Note: Mixing gasoline and food metaphors not recommended)

                    Great idea, well executed!

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