All aboard the Mothership! Moya Michael’s fantastically creative opus blends music, contemporary dance, digital projection, audience interaction and wild vocal effects; the result is a futuristic meditation on time, politics and human history. Thematically, CS3 is just about as rich as can be; aesthetically, it has the variety and eye-catching flashiness of a splendid carnival. You could call the show a party for the mind–it dives to profound thematic depths with wild, hedonistic abandon.
Things begin with flashing imagery, loop-y music and recorded speech. Three performers disentangle ropes and arrange them artistically, inviting audience members to participate and chat. The stage is the Mothership, and it’s traveling fast enough to collapse time, which introduces some vexing questions. Dance, darkness, glow-in-the-dark couture and a very special auction are still to come; by the show’s end, Michael and her team have tackled ethnicity, science, philosophy and much more.
A coproduction of KVS (BE), Centre Chorégraphique National de Caen en Normandie – dans le cadre de l’Accueil-studio (FR) with the support of Vlaamse Gemeenschapscommissie (VGC), Africalia
Presented as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival.