Edinburgh Fringe 2009
C12 Dance Theatre
Venue: The Zoo, 140 The Pleasance
Festival: Edinburgh Fringe
The Chair is billed as dance/physical theatre, but can most certainly be classed as theatre in its purest sense, because it has such a strong narrative line running through it, and in fact delivers more without words than some productions which have a plethora of them. To some extent The Chair puts the audience in the driving seat and it seems that people come out with many different perspectives on what the production is truly about, and so in a sense there is no definitive answer, The Chair is what you make of it. Seeing this performing ensemble’s emotions searing through their bodies and flying out through the looks on their faces is absolutely beautiful to watch. C12 is a company to watch not just for dancing but for interesting, emotive and powerful theatre.