Dance review: By the Bi
Dance review: By the Bi

Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: By the Bi, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott. ★★ Described as a “provocative step forward in the movement for social equality”, this is a well intentioned but on-the-nose exploration of being bisexual and dealing with society’s expectations and prejudices. Earnest and at times accusatory dialogue addressed directly to the …

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Edinburgh Festival Fringe dance review: By the Bi, reviewed by The Scotsman’s Sally Stott.

★★

Described as a “provocative step forward in the movement for social equality”, this is a well intentioned but on-the-nose exploration of being bisexual and dealing with society’s expectations and prejudices. Earnest and at times accusatory dialogue addressed directly to the audience, demanding that we exercise more tolerance, offers little space for the idea that we might already do this.

The young performers are competent dancers, but the choreography, used to visualise their emotions, feels obvious. With such a literal approach it’s difficult for the company to offer genuine insights into what’s clearly an important issue, but could be conveyed in a more relatable way.

Spotlights (Venue 278) until 28 August / listings

Published in The Scotsman on 28 August 2015

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