EVERYDAY OPPRESSIONS Factory Mainspace See show info here Rating: NNNN This visually.
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This visually stunning contemporary dance piece is a hard-hitting look at the hatred and brutality behind various forms of everyday social inequality.
Choreographed by Melissa Major, the intriguing symbolic movements are expertly executed by the strong ensemble, and while complex, they’re easy enough to interpret (this isn’t one of those shows that will leave you wondering what you just saw).
One striking moment features a dancer trapped inside a giant cellophane sack, struggling to break free while being pulled around the stage. Another begins with dancers playfully wrapping themselves in bed sheets, only to quickly flip the context – the haunting reveal is a hooded prisoner flanked by two masked guards.
Despite an audio-only introduction, and a concluding section detailing the signing of the UN’s 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the movement pieces alone are enough to drive the point home that these injustices persist.